Bear with Me by Max Kornell

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Everything in Owen's world is just peachy-till his parents bring home a bear named Gary-without even asking! Gary changes everything: he takes up way too much space and makes a mess of all of Owen's toys. Gary means well, though, and eventually Owen starts to see that there are some good things about having a bear in the family.

Because Gary is such an unusual addition to the family, this story will appeal to kids getting used to any kind of new family member, be it a baby, grandparent, pet, or even sharing with a friend. Refreshing humor, expressive illustrations, and characters full of personality make this warm, funny debut a book that will be treasured.


About Max Kornell

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Max Kornell ( graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. His regular comic for LA Weekly, “Los Angelopolis,” took second place at the 2008 AAN (Association of Alternative Newsweeklies) Awards. He teaches art at Crossroads and the Brentwood Art Center, and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published May 12, 2011 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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2-8) Pub Date: May 1st, 2011 ...

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With a sadly matter-of-fact text and pictures composed of cutout images on painted backgrounds, he sets a sweetly plaintive mood that makes even the expected happy ending ("Maybe surprises are not so bad") quietly gratifying.

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