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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152165681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152165680
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 11.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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* "Outlined in a thick, curly halo of split ends, a "boulder-big bear with shaggy, raggy, brownbear hair everywhere . . . except on his no-hair nose" bounds happily through a seasonal round in this outdoorsy gambol. Schertle's patterned language sets up a playful cadence that Phelan captures perfectly in his soft-lined, buttery-yellow pastels. Whether splashing after salmon in spring, fearlessly sticking that no-hair nose into a bee tree in summer, lounging at purple-stained ease amid a patch of blueberry bushes or chowing down on a hoard of acorns as squirrels chatter angrily above, the portly protagonist positively radiates doggy good cheer. Until, that is, winter sets in-then it's time for a good scratch on a rough tree trunk and a sleepy retreat to a cave where "shaggy, raggy, very hairy bearpaws" can protect that sensitive nose from the cold wind. He's a bear of rare appeal, and it's hard to resist the urge to snuggle down next to him." (starred review) (Kirkus Reviews)

About the Author

ALICE SCHERTLE is a well-known poet with many picture books to her credit, including Down the Road, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, and William and Grandpa, which won the Christopher Award. She lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

MATT PHELAN is the illustrator of  The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty Birney and The New Girl . . . and Me by Jacqui Robbins. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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My 20 month old grandson love it.
June Kessler
The gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Matt Phelan enhance the narrative and make for fun reading.
Z Hayes
He loves the pictures and I love the easy, flowing rhythm of the words.
Katherine Rich

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jake's Mama on November 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
We loooooove the very hairy bear. This book is the perfect balance of whimsical fun and almost poetic loveliness. Both the pictures and the words are fun and entertaining enough to make my 2-year-old laugh out loud, interesting enough to keep his attention, and at the same time, so simple and beautiful. I love all the pictures, especially the bear rolling with happiness in the blueberries, and the silvery fishes sleeping at the bottom of the pond. We'll take a walk through the seasons with the very hairy bear and his no-hair nose over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My 3.5 year old loves story books with lots of illustrations and "Very Hairy Bear" turned out to be a big hit! The hairy bear who is blessed with lots of hair all over , except on his "no-hair" nose:) journeys through the seasons, and gets into all sorts of exploits - fishing for salmon in the spring, sticking his nose into a honey tree and munching on blueberries in the summer, looking for acorns in the fall, and snoozing through the winter.

I love the rhyming style in which this story is written, e.g. ""A very hairy bear doesn't care if the squirrels scold. He eats all the acorns he can hold." The gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Matt Phelan enhance the narrative and make for fun reading. Highly recommended for preschoolers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Wallace on December 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The illustrations are wonderful and the story is fun. A delightful trip through the seasons with an entertaining protagonist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BookWorm on July 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I don't have kids, and am always very careful about buying kid books for gifts, and this is one that I buy often and it is always loved and enjoyed.
It's CUTE (I hate an ugly kid book!! I won't buy them!!)and has great verse and story.
You can't go wrong with this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A very hairy bear doesn't mind getting stung by bees or when his nose is wet from salmon fishing, but he does have his limits: what does bothering him? A fine approach to a bear's easy life is presented in a smooth rhyme about the talents and vulnerabilities of having a `no hair' nose in this whimsical tale, spiced by watercolors from Matt Phelan.
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The book featured great pictures that were drawn in an interesting way for my 5 year old to look at. The rhythm is a bit hard to get at first because it doesn't follow the most common rhyme scheme. The subject matter is based on reality and can be educational to a small extent. All in all it was good purchase and I recommend this book.

Side Note: I got this book because the author also wrote The Little Blue Truck which I thought was one of the best children's books that I ever purchased.
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I love reading this book to my son. He loves the pictures and I love the easy, flowing rhythm of the words.
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