Not Without Bear by Anna Grossnickle Hines

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Anna Grossnickle Hines is the popular creator of numerou Anna Grossnickle Hines is the popular creator of numerous books for children. Though she has sewn "enough dolls and s books for children. Though she has sewn "enough dolls and stuffed animals to fill a well-stocked toy store," and made stuffed animals to fill a well-stocked toy store," and made a few simple quilts for her three daughters, Anna did not doa few simple quilts for her three daughters, Anna did not do any serious quilting until she decided to use quilts to ill any serious quilting until she decided to use quilts to illustrate the poems in this book. Inspired by her mother, who ustrate the poems in this book. Inspired by her mother, who has been making prizewinning quilts since her retirement, Anhas been making prizewinning quilts since her retirement, Anna made her first quilt for the book in 1996. Working betweena made her first quilt for the book in 1996. Working between other projects, she pieced four more over the next two yean other projects, she pieced four more over the next two years, and from April through November 1999 made the fourteen rrs, and from April through November 1999 made the fourteen remaining quilts. Anna Grossnickle Hines lives with her femaining quilts. Anna Grossnickle Hines lives with her family in Gualala, California. In Her Own Words... "As a amily in Gualala, California. In Her Own Words... "As a child I was very shy, but I enjoyed the attention I got fromchild I was very shy, but I enjoyed the attention I got from having my first-grade teacher put my drawings up on the wal having my first-grade teacher put my drawings up on the wall. I remember sitting in my father's chair at the age of sevl. I remember sitting in my father's chair at the age of seven, looking at a Little Golden Book version of "Heidi" and ten, looking at a Little Golden Book version of "Heidi" and telling my mother, "When I grow up, I want to make books for elling my mother, "When I grow up, I want to make books for boys and girls." She said simply, "If that's what you want tboys and girls." She said simply, "If that's what you want to do, that's what you should do." "All the time I was gro do, that's what you should do." "All the time I was growing up, first in rural Ohio, then, after my eleventh birthowing up, first in rural Ohio, then, after my eleventh birthday, in Los Angeles, California, I read and drew. Sometimes day, in Los Angeles, California, I read and drew. Sometimes I wrote, but I was shyer about that and usually tore it up. I wrote, but I was shyer about that and usually tore it up. My parents and teachers encouraged me, but none of them coulMy parents and teachers encouraged me, but none of them could tell me much about how to go about "making books." "Ind tell me much about how to go about "making books." "In college my teachers told me that I had too much talent to w college my teachers told me that I had too much talent to waste on children's books, that "only Picasso gets away with aste on children's books, that "only Picasso gets away with drawing children," that I should "go have a baby and get it drawing children," that I should "go have a baby and get it out of [my] system" and come back when I was ready to do " rout of [my] system" and come back when I was ready to do " real art. " So at the end of my third year, having taken all eal art. " So at the end of my third year, having taken all the basic art courses, a class in children's literature, andthe basic art courses, a class in children's literature, and another in child care and management, I left school to stud another in child care and management, I left school to study on my own. "I checked out stacks of books from the liby on my own. "I checked out stacks of books from the library and read them to the preschoolers in the daycare centerrary and read them to the preschoolers in the daycare center where I worked. I read books about writing and illustrating where I worked. I read books about writing and illustrating books for children, and experimented with printing techniqu books for children, and experimented with printing techniques. I also started writing: poetry at first, then a few pictes. I also started writing: poetry at first, then a few picturebook stories, timidly sharing them with friends. Althoughurebook stories, timidly sharing them with friends. Although they encouraged me, I still didn't know how to go about sub they encouraged me, I still didn't know how to go about submitting my work to a publishing company. "I was twenty-emitting my work to a publishing company. "I was twenty-eight years old before I got that information from a Society ight years old before I got that information from a Society of Children's Book Writers' conference. By that time, havingof Children's Book Writers' conference. By that time, having been married and divorced, I had two young daughters to sup been married and di
 
Published March 1, 2000 by Scholastic. 18 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Well-paced and subtly illustrated, with interactive "hide-and-seek" elements throughout, the app gives little ones free rein to throw back the bed covers, overturn the toy basket, un-pile the sofa cushions and open cabinets and drawers in search of the precious furry toy.

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