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Bear in Love Hardcover – August 14, 2012
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This sweet little tale is perfectly complemented by illustrations that are cute enough to just melt your heart. Bear is delightfully huggable and expressive, whether he is tentatively tasting his first carrot, or trying very hard not to go to sleep. The color palette is soft and comfortable, making this a perfect bedtime story. What better way to go to sleep than with images of this delightful Bear and his Bunny friend singing songs together as the sun goes down. This is a perfect purchase for any toddler or preschooler's bedtime story collection. It's just a bit too long for story time, but that doesn't dampen my enthusiasm for this beautifully presented story.
He then breaks out in song as he runs through the woods, singing about his orange tasty thing. The next morning there are two of the strange things, so he eats them, too. This produces another joyous romp through the woods accompanied by a song. These gifts continue to multiply and this makes bear very happy indeed. But now he wants to leave a gift for the bearer of the orange things so he leaves a honey comb on the rock and tries to stay awake at night to see who comes. But, alas, bear falls asleep and misses the visitor.
The next day in place of the honeycomb, there is a single daisy which produces another glorious song while bear skips through the woods. This gift exchange continues with blueberries from bear, a cookie from the stranger, a chocolate bar with only two bites gone. Bear tries to see who is leaving the gifts and one day sees a little bear (actually a bunny) looking at him from out of a bush. The bunny thinks bear is a big big bunny and they become friends , living happily in the woods.
Friendship comes in all sizes and shapes and this makes a wonderful bedtime story for small children. Soft colors, simple happy words and gentle little story.
The next day was even better because there was not one, but two of those yummy things on the rock. Bear wiggled his nose and put his paw to his mouth. Mmmmmmm! He smiled and sang and danced through the forest again, still wondering who had left those peculiar things for him. The next day there were three and the next there was a whole pile of them! "Someone must like me / Someone is nice / Very good, yum yum yum / Someone is nice." Bear went to gather up some honey, but decided not to eat it all up. He put a honeycomb on the rock, but would he be able to discover who had left him all those very tasty peculiar things?
This is a delightfully quaint story of friendship little ones will love. Of course the little bear has no idea who is leaving him those carrots, but is certain that if he leaves something in return he will discover that special someone who has been leaving them. Bear's secret admirer, in turn, receives several little gifts that are special to bear. The artwork definitely knows how to spell l-o-v-e without saying a single word. Small things like a daisy awaiting the little bear say it all. The little twist at the end is adorable and heartwarming. This is a story about differences, but also about those "extra-special" friendships that even little ones can appreciate!
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Sweet story about making friends! Suspense on finding who the friend is. Read it over and over! Great for other 5 year old children!Published 6 months ago by Eric
A wonderful little story about friendship and love. Simply written, with a powerful message about love and giving, and most of all, kindness.Published 6 months ago by jane
Girlfriend Loved it! Thought it was a cute gift!
It was cheaper than buying a stuffed bear!
My 3 yo daughter loves this story and so do we. A kind and gentle bear finds friendship in an unlikely place through the veil of generosity. Read morePublished 22 months ago by talkin73
This book is so sweet. It is perfect for 2-4 year olds, though older kids will appreciate it as well. The story is kind and whimsical. Buy it. Read morePublished on March 13, 2014 by racheal wiggins
My two and a half year old Granddaughter listened to this all the way through. Pictures are lovely. Text is just right.Published on January 30, 2013 by Susan
Daniel Pinkwater has written a very sweet story that young children will enjoy. There is a mystery in the story as bear does not know who is leaving him tasty treats. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Dad of Divas