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Ask Mr Bear Paperback – March 30, 1990

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From the Back Cover

Ask Mr. Bear is all about a little boy who was hunting for a present. 'Good morning, Mrs. Hen, ' says Danny, 'can you give me something for my mother's birthday?' So he asks all the animals and nothing seems right for a present until at last he meets Mr. Bear. It is fun to guess what Mr. Bear whispered to Danny, and of course the last picture shows. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Marjorie Flack was born in 1897. She was an award-winning author and illustrator of children s books, with sixteen titles to her credit. Among her best-loved books were The Story about Ping, illustrated by Kurt Wiese (and made famous by the TV show Captain Kangaroo), and her series of five books about Angus, a lovable pooch, which she both wrote and illustrated. Her book The Boats on the River, illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum, was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1947. Although Marjorie Flack died decades ago, in 1958, many of her titles remain in print today.

Marjorie Flack was born in 1897. She was an award-winning author and illustrator of children s books, with sixteen titles to her credit. Among her best-loved books were The Story about Ping, illustrated by Kurt Wiese (and made famous by the TV show Captain Kangaroo), and her series of five books about Angus, a lovable pooch, which she both wrote and illustrated. Her book The Boats on the River, illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum, was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1947. Although Marjorie Flack died decades ago, in 1958, many of her titles remain in print today. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Live Oak Media (March 30, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595192441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595192448
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.5 x 13.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,711,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. DuChene on March 25, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My mom loved this book as a child. I loved this book, too. I was so excited to see that this book was still available that I am buying it for my 5 month old son and a new copy for his grandma. The illustrations haven't been changed I couldn't be more pleased.
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The little boy of this story doesn't know what to give his mother for her birthday and so he consults a number of animals (chicken, sheep, etc.). None of the suggestions suit him until Mr. Bear suggests a precious something no mommie can get enough of from her little boy or girl.

This book was written in 1932 but its message is timeless. If you want a book that reinforces nonmaterial values, one that your child will love and that strengthens parent-child bonds, consider this one. Four generations in our family have met Mr. Bear and the fifth is just about ready to. Five stars, definitely five stars.
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By A Customer on January 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
My wife loved this book as a small child -- so much so that she made me find it here on Amazon.com. She quotes it frequently, and plans to give it to our nieces and nephews.
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This book is full of the repetitive language that children love, and the original illustrations are wonderful. It was a favorite of my mother-in-law, who was a teacher, when my children were little, and it has definitely stood the test of time.
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Danny has no inspiration on what to get his mother for her birthday so he decides to go ask the farm animals. First he sees Mrs. Hen who offers him a nice fresh egg but Danny's mother already has an egg so together they skip along until they meet Goose. She offers Danny feathers for a pillow but Danny's mother already has a pillow. The story goes on as they meet various animals (goat - cheese, sheep - wool, cow - cream) but none of them can offer Danny anything that his mother does not already have so Cow tells him to go see Mr. Bear over the hill.

All the animals are too scared to go with him to visit Mr. Bear so Danny has to go alone. Mr. Bear suggests giving his mother a bear hug :)

Lovely book for little ones :) Highly recommended from our house to yours!
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Almost every book written by Marjorie Flack is marvelous. It was my mother who introduced her to me, and she was born in 1920. She probably read all of them to me, at least those available before 1947. They are very gentle and sweet. Although the ones about Angus the little Scotty dog are more lively. Thanks to Amazon for having them available.
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I read this nightly to my 2 year old daughter, she absolutely loves it. She knows all the animals, knows the bear hug and really enjoys the story altogether. It's long but great, and well written.

I can't recommend this book highly enough, it's such a sweet story and easy to follow for little ones.
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I bought it because it has a sheep in it, and because I love Marjorie Flack's Angus books. I love it because although all the animals are afraid of Mr. Bear, he turns out to be a Good Bear and he has the best answer to the tyke'e question of what to give his mother for her birthday.
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