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Old Bear Hardcover – August 19, 2008
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Autumn soon arrived in his dream. The colors of autumn surrounded him and "even the birds and the fish and the water" had those tints. Next he dreamed of winter where everything around him "was covered in ice." The sky was dotted with "stars of all colors." He was still fast asleep, snuggled in his den and protected from the elements. He turned this way and that and that way and this. Yawn! The old bear was waking up. What would he see when he came out of his den?
This is one of those lovely, snuggly books that are wonderful to read on a cold winter's night when everyone is anxious for spring to arrive. The storyline and text mesh perfectly and await little hands that will eagerly turn the pages for you when you read. This book and a stuffed brown bear to snuggle up with would be a perfect gift!
Old Bear wakes from his dreams and peeks outside to see if it's still snowing and finds winter has left and Spring is in full bloom.
A feel good story for any bedtime ritual.
reviewed by author/illustrator of Watchers and illustrator of Rabbit's Song by S.J. Tucker
Late one fall, even before the first snow fall, Old Bear curled up in a den for a long winter's nap. Off into a deep sleep, full of pleasant dreams, he dreams of springtime and his earlier days as a playful cub -- huge colorful flowers as large as trees. Summertime with the sun as big and bright as a giant daisy, and autumn dreams with all the colorful reds, orange and browns. Even the cold winter made him dream of ice and pretty bright stars.
When Old Bear finally wakes up it seemed like very little time had passed for him, but yet when he poked his head out of his den it was spring once again.
This is a lovely book, full of colorful illustrations (by the author). The story, about changing seasons, colors, and an introduction to animal hibernation, makes this a great choice, especially for pre-school children.
5/5 stars - loved it
Old Bear has fallen asleep for the winter in the warm bole of a hollow tree. The snow begins, bear sleeps and he dreams. How delightful. His dreams take him back to the time when he was a cub and the world was bright and colorful. Trees were budding, flowers blooming, butterflies abound. Sweet summer days and showers fall and there are blueberries falling from the sky. Autumn comes and the world is filled with yellow, orange and brown and even the birds in the trees and fish in the water take on a fall like cast.
And Old Bear awakens. He blinks as he leaves his snuggly burrow. Is it still snowing? He blinks again. Oh my, spring has returned and it takes a moment for him to realize he is no longer dreaming. Bright flowers, butterflies, fluffy clouds...it is a beautiful spring day once again....And life goes on.
The author, in addition to perfecting the prose in this one, has used overall color themes to represent the passing seasons. Shades of yellows, browns, blues, yellows and reds blend to tell a story all of their own in addition to the text. With a little imagination the young reader (and adult too) find themselves quite immersed in Old Bear's world. It would be very difficult to find anything amiss in this book. It is an ideal book to snuggle with as you read it with your child or grandchild.
This work was first published in 2008 and gets heavy use at our local library...where I found this one.
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Beautiful illustrations. Nice and short. Great bedtime read for my little one.Published 14 days ago by AngieMarie
I love this book so much-beautiful illustrations, and very cool story. My daughter loves it too!Published 1 month ago by Tara
What a delightfully imaginative book featuring the seasons in Old Bear's dreams. The illustrations are stunning of what Bear imagines in spring, summer, winter and fall. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. M. Keefer
Very cute story. Love the illustrations and my 10 month old is a big fan of the book.Published 13 months ago by starfisher5