Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod

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Bear's world revolves around Maudie. Maudie's world also revolves around Maudie.

In this delightful picture book, readers will meet Maudie, a plucky young girl, and her friend Bear, a gentle giant with a heart of gold. Whether they are going on a bike ride, fixing an afternoon snack, or dancing together, Bear's love for Maudie is unwavering and his devotion will win over readers of all ages.

With beautiful prose and irresistible illustrations, Maudie and Bear is a classic in the making.

About Jan Ormerod

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Jan Ormerod has written numerous books for children in Australia and the United Kingdom. She currently lives in Cambridge, England. Freya Blackwood ( has illus trated numerous books for children in Australia; this is her fourth book published in the United States. She lives in New South Wales, Australia.
Published January 5, 2012 by Putnam Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Perhaps, because Bear caters to Maudie’s every desire, and a toy bear on wheels (Bear’s real form?) appears frequently;

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The lessons of friendship in these stories are invaluable to young readers, with Bear demonstrating true love for Maudie through acts of kindness and understanding.

Sep 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Maudie and Bear

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He comforts her after a goldilocks inspired fright in the forest, he peddles the bike while she sits in the basket, he prepares her snacks and lets her share his chair…he’s a gentle giant who Maudie feels confident and comfortable around, knowing that his love is ‘inexhaustible.’ The illustrat...

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