The Big Brown Bear by George Duplaix
(Family Storytime Little Golden Book)

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The Big Brown Bear leaves his cave one morning to catch a trout for dinner. Despite his much wiser wife's stern warning to stay away from the beehive, the "good smell of honey" soon overpowers the bumbling bear's own good intentions and he makes a short detour-straight to the very beehive his wife warned him against!
 

About George Duplaix

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Janette Sebring Lowrey lived in Texas and wrote young adult novels for Harper in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as a few other Little Golden Books. Gustaf Tenggren, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920, created other famous Little Golden Book characters such as the Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion. Before coming to Golden Books, he worked for the Disney studio, providing concept artwork for various characters and scenes in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "and "Pinocchio. "He died in 1970.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Golden Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A thoroughly delightful picture story book with as attractive color pictures by Gustaf Tenggren as he has done for a long time.

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Originally published in 1944, Georges Duplaix's The Big Brown Bear, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, recounts the fellow's run-in with a swarm of bees, despite his wife's warning to stay away from the hive.

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