My Best Friend Bear by Tony Johnston

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When a treasured teddy bear becomes so worn that it is mistaken for a monkey, a little girl and her mother decide to restore Bear to "his good old self."

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness.
Published March 1, 2001 by Rising Moon Books.
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Johnston's (It's About Dogs) ode to a much-loved teddy in desperate need of repair essentially divides into two distinct parts.

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The little girl, who has subtly aged since the beginning of the story, draws a picture of what Bear used to look like so that her mother won’t “make a strange bear that you don’t know.” Young readers are invited to follow the process as the bear is newly stitched, washed and dried in the sun.

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