The Bear by Raymond Briggs

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There really is a bear in Tilly's house, and as Tilly is a practical child she sets about making that bear welcome. Illustrated throughout in full colour. First published in hardback in 1994.
 

About Raymond Briggs

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Raymond Briggs is one of the world's most popular and innovative author-illustrators. His award-winning books include the beloved storybooks The Snowman, The Bear, Father Christmas and, most recently, the critically acclaimed tribute to his parents, Ethel & Ernest.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Julia MacRae Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Young Tilly wakes to find a gigantic, affectionate polar bear filling her room, nearly, in this oversized thematic soul mate to Briggs's classic The Snowman (1978).

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This oversized book's affecting art and characters and bittersweet ending strongly recall Briggs's contemporary classic, The Snowman; unfortunately, the story lacks Snowman's special magnetism. An ope

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I hate you""), and grows exasperated when he falls asleep during a ""serious talk."" Nevertheless, Tilly ends the day by declaring, ""I love you, Bear, with all my heart."" But Bear does not stay.

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A girl spends the day playing hostess to a giant polar bear in this oversize book.

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