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Bear by Himself
     

Bear by Himself

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by Geoffrey Hayes
 

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"There are times when a bear has to be alone with himself, to think his own thoughts and sing his own songs." Whether watching the wind, smelling the rain, or talking to a river, Bear is happy to take time alone to look around and contemplate his world—a wonderful message in this age of busyness. Geoffrey Hayes illustrates this gentle ode to solitude in

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"There are times when a bear has to be alone with himself, to think his own thoughts and sing his own songs." Whether watching the wind, smelling the rain, or talking to a river, Bear is happy to take time alone to look around and contemplate his world—a wonderful message in this age of busyness. Geoffrey Hayes illustrates this gentle ode to solitude in jewel-like color and intricate detail.

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Another favorite is Geoffrey Hayes' Bear by Himself, first brought out in 1976 and re-published with new full-color illustrations. Although the first version's simple green and black-shaded art and liberal use of white space seemed more congruent with the story's focus on the joys of solitude, it was wonderful to see the small, sweet protagonist again and a treat to re-read Hayes' lyrical prose. In our hyper-busy times this book reminds us, kids and adults, to slow down, be still, and take time to enjoy our own company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679887881
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/03/1998
Series:
Little Dipper Picturebooks Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 5.79(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Hayes's many popular books for children include the My First I Can Read Book Thump and Plunk, Bear by Himself, The Patrick Bear Books, and many beginning reader adventure; about Uncle Tooth and Otto. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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Bear by Himself 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite children's book ever! There is just something about it that always takes me back to good times in my childhood. If you ever have the chance to share it with your children, do it.