Bears by Ruth Krauss

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With just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe.

Now Maurice Sendak has turned her bears into a troupe of players in a slapstick comedy starring a familiar boy in a wolf suit.


About Ruth Krauss

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Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer’s Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child’s inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children’s literature, including Maurice Sendak and her husband, Crockett Johnson.
Published August 1, 2005 by HarperCollins Children's Books. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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The dog’s jealousy causes him to steal the bear and a chase ensues across the pages, all populated by bears, with a brief stop on the island where the “wild things” are, of course, bears.

Jun 01 2005 | Read Full Review of Bears

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Let the wild rumpus continue, Max seems to say, in Sendak's illustrations of Krauss's 1948 text—the hero's first appearance since the 1964 Caldecott Medal– winning Where the Wild Things Are .

Apr 18 2005 | Read Full Review of Bears

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