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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399257098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399257094
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #845,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*Starred Review* Though Bear is much bigger than little Maudie, the girl definitely has the upper hand in their relationship. In the first, and most amusing, of five vignettes introducing the duo, Maudie suggests a bike ride. But first she needs her sunglasses. Then a hat and scarf. And she can’t forget the sunscreen and bug spray. Finally, Bear pedals with Maudie on the handlebars while she remarks, “Exercise is good for you.” In the second story, Maudie is comforted (ironically) by Bear after visiting the home of the three bears. In the third, Bear makes Maudie a lovely picnic, followed by the tale of a tiff in the fourth. Finally, Maudie has a story to tell but Bear keeps falling asleep. Here’s what’s wonderful about this book: Maudie, beautifully illustrated by Blackwood, is an utterly realistic Everychild whose concerns center around herself. Readers will know this girl who pushes the limits and expects the adult in her life to comfort, ease the way, and make things right. Bear, the unsung hero, never fails. What’s also special is the evocative art, softly colored with almost indistinct lines, that places Maudie and Bear in an earlier era (save the sunscreen), with Maudie looking a bit like Christopher Robin. What’s not so good is the way Maudie never acknowledges Bear’s efforts. Yes, his stoicism and good nature are part of the point, but parent readers might wish for at least a small thank you. Perhaps they’ll make it a teachable moment as their children pore over a book meant to be read more than once. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper

About the Author

Jan Ormerod has written numerous books for children in Australia and the United Kingdom. She currently lives in Cambridge, England.

Freya Blackwood (www.freyablackwood.net) has illustrated numerous books for children in Australia; this is her fourth book published in the United States. She lives in New South Wales, Australia.

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Maudie was sitting on her chair reading a book when all of a sudden she decided that she needed some exercise. Bear, who was hard at work on his hands and knees washing the floor looked up and declared, "Fresh air would be nice." The bucket would have to be put up when Maudie decided that a bike ride was in order. Bear was ready to go, but Maudie had to find her sunglasses. She flipped up the top of her toy box and out came a ball, a teddy bear, a show, and a hat. Finally Maudie found her sunglasses.

When Bear asked Maudie if she was ready, there was just one more thing. She needed to find their hats. Would it be her witches hat, her cowboy hat, or an ordinary bonnet? It would be her airplane bomber hat! It looked just perfect with her sunglasses. Oh, and she couldn't forget her red polka-dotted scarf. Bear asked again, "Ready?' Not quite because Maudie needed to find her sunscreen. She stood on a stool and searched the medicine cabinet, looked under the sink and in the closet. Ah, there it was. "Ready?" Not quite because Maudie needed to find her bug spray. Would Maudie ever find everything she needed so she and Bear could get some exercise?

Maudie and Bear are an adorable duo everyone will fall in love with. There are five charming stories in this book that find Maudie and Bear riding a bicycle, Maudie exploring a little house, making a yummy snack to enjoy together ("And cut off the crusts"), Maudie becoming upset with Bear (but not for long), and telling stories to one another. No matter what happens Bear is always patient and there for Maudie when she needs him as his love knows no bounds. The beautifully rendered watercolors are delightfully charming and whimsical as they capture Maudie and Bear's loving companionship. This is one book that should make its way onto your shelves!
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By Mouselover on April 3, 2013
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Awesome picture book and the illustrations are Adorable.
Great picture book for little ones to listen to and enjoy Big Mr Bear !!
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