Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
(An I Can Read Book)

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One of the "Little Bear" stories in a series for beginner-readers. Little Bear wants something warm to wear, so he can play in the snow, but then he discovers that his own fur coat is the warmest thing of all. He also tries to make some birthday soup, and then tries to fly to the moon.

About Elsa Holmelund Minarik

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Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. Publication of this book, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina. In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.
Published January 1, 1957 by HarperCollins. 63 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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As different from the Minarik/Sendak Little Bear as saccharine is from honey, this one celebrates still another holiday by giving a New Year's party.

Aug 13 1973 | Read Full Review of Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)

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A primer with a soothing quality, the story of Mother Bear and Little Bear is told with repetition of simple words for fledgling first-grade readers.

May 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)

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