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Old Bear and His Cub Paperback – January 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Philomel (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399255621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399255625
  • ASIN: B006KHKZ2U
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,724,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children's books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around medieval farms, farm animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in a 100 year old Arts and Crafts house in a tiny, remote mountain village on the western edge of the Catskills Mountains. More of Olivier's art and life can be seen at www.olivierdunrea.com

Customer Reviews

I got this book at the library and my 3 1/2 yr old grandson loves it.
T. Bayer
I think the love of reading begins with the cosyness of bedtime reading on the lap of a beloved parent. this is a wonderful book.
Audrey Riker
Despite some disagreements along the way, Old Bear and Little Cub love each other with all their hearts.
Catherine W. Hughes

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By J.Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
There are many books out there that celebrate the love of a parent or a grandparent for a child, but there are few that celebrate the joy of a child who truly cares for his parent. This theme of family members caring for each other where the child gets to take an active role sets this beautiful book apart from the rest. The story is simple. Old Bear tells his cub to do things like eat his porridge and tie his scarf. Little Cub doesn't want to and argues with Old Bear before finally giving in. When Old Bear starts to feel ill, the roles are reversed and little cub gets to take care of Old Bear and help him feel better. All of this is couched in a repeating refrain of "Old Bear loved his Little Cub with all his heart. Little Cub loved Old Bear with all his heart." It's all very straightforward and the message of love and caring is powerful.

The illustrations are gorgeous. Old Bear is perfectly portrayed; he looks sort of like Wilford Brimley in a delightfully bearish sort of way. Little Cub is shown with just the right touch of impish charm. I loved that their cheeks are always flushed from the cold. The two make an adorable pair! Their antics are played out on a stark white background of winter. The picture of their cottage in the woods with all of its icicles and snow piled around evokes the perfect winter scene. Perhaps my favorite scene is the end when Old Bear and Little Cub curl up in bed with a book and a pot of hot tea. So simple and yet such a perfect end to a tale best shared between a parent and child. I can't imagine a better book to give your little cub this Christmas.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By wcw on November 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm always leery of follow-on books for children. They often feel like the author & publisher are just trying to milk the franchise (Skippy John Jones comes to mind - the first was GREAT, the subsequent titles were 'meh' at best).

Not so with this book.

Cute story of Old bear and little bear who love each other deeply, and simultaneously battle over autonomy. Little bear does not want to finish his porridge, but old bear gives him a good long stare until little bear complies.

I was kicked by my daughter (she immediately broke down in tears and apologized before I even had time to react) this morning because she did not want to get ready for school and put on the clothes that I pulled out for her. So, this book is a timely title for our house, where emerging independence and obedience are in conflict.

A real keeper.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on December 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is so simple, yet so beautiful. Not sure what I liked best - the story itself or the illustrations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori Katz on January 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
For synopsis see above. I am a big fan of Olivier Dunrea's Gossie, Gertie, Peedie and Ollie books. They are warm and friendly and good for reading aloud or for emergent readers. I'm always excited to see a new Dunrea book and Old Bear and His Cub is a wonderful one. The love between Old Bear and Cub shines throughout the story and honestly almost drew a tear to my eye. Perfect for sharing or reading alone. Perfect as a gift for a new parent or grandparent this is a gorgeous book with a great story. Recommended for all ages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Audrey Riker on December 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When looking for books for my grandchildren I choose old fashioned content and illustrations. I bought this book for a grandaughter whose father reads to her every night. The illustrations are charming and are full of love and interest for young listeners. I think the love of reading begins with the cosyness of bedtime reading on the lap of a beloved parent. this is a wonderful book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dienne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I had to cajole my daughter (age 4) into reading this book with me. It's really not her type since it's not about monsters and it doesn't have bright, bold, Pixar-esque pictures. But I had a sense if I could get her attention, she'd end up liking it. I was right.

Old Bear and Little Cub love each other with all their hearts. Old Bear takes care of Little Cub, but Little Cub doesn't always appreciate Old Bear's solicitude. But a good hard stare does the trick. The two bears enjoy a winter's day together, and then Old Bear ends up with a cold. Now it's Little Cub's turn to take care of Old Bear which, naturally, Old Bear doesn't always take kindly too. But a good hard stare does the trick. Old Bear and Little Cub end up snuggled in bed and both feel better.

"Old Bear loved his Little Cub with all his heart. Little Cub loved Old Bear with all his heart".

This book is sweet and touching in the love that the two bears share for each other, as well as the stubbornness they both show when they have to do something for their own good. It's a sentiment that every parent and child can understand. At the beginning of the book when Old Bear gives Little Cub a good hard stare, my daughter was giving me rather dirty looks, but at the end when it's Little Cub giving Old Bear a good long stare, my daughter's looks turned smugly triumphant. A good reminder that sometimes we parents need to practice what we preach and take our own medicine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine W. Hughes on January 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Open this picture book and travel along with the winsome adventures of Old Bear and Little Cub. Despite some disagreements along the way, Old Bear and Little Cub love each other with all their hearts. They look out for each other and take care of each other, finally snuggling together "all through the night." Young children ages 2-5 will love this story of a father bear and his bear cub.
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