Old Bear

Old Bear

by Jane Hissey
     
 

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Old Bear has been up in the attic for a very long time, but he hasn't been forgotten. Bramwell Brown and his friends Little Bear, Duck, and Rabbit attempt to rescue Old Bear from the attic and bring him safely back home. A beautifully-illustrated classic picture book from popular author-illustrator Jane Hissey tells the familiar story of how a much-loved teddy bear

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Old Bear has been up in the attic for a very long time, but he hasn't been forgotten. Bramwell Brown and his friends Little Bear, Duck, and Rabbit attempt to rescue Old Bear from the attic and bring him safely back home. A beautifully-illustrated classic picture book from popular author-illustrator Jane Hissey tells the familiar story of how a much-loved teddy bear is lost and finally found again.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
". . . Printed on high-quality matte stock that does justice to Hissey’s elegant, photo-realistic colored-pencil illustrations, this volume is a work of art. The story is simply and succinctly told, and the toys are both clever and cooperative, making this a book that will appeal to both parents and children. Libraries with well-worn original copies would do well to update with this edition." 
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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The other toys wonder how they could get their friend Old Bear to rejoin them. After a number of futile attempts, they finally fly a plane up to the attic and bring old bear down in a parachute. It is a happy reunion for one and all. For kids who enjoy make-believe. 1997 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-K Hissey's artistic talent is worthy of a more substantial story. Utterly adorable and realistic stuffed animals are scruffy and frayed in the superb full-color drawings that flesh-out this slim tale of toys with lives of their own. Bramwell Brown suddenly remembers one day that his good friend Old Bear had been packed off to the attic ``a very long time ago.'' (Why he so suddenly remembered the missing friend remains a mystery.) So Rabbit, Little Bear, and Duck decide to rescue the old fellow. First it's a wobbly tower of blocks, then they climb on each other's shoulders, bounce on the bed, climb a potted plant, and, finally, fly a small wooden airplane up to the trap door in the ceiling. The antics are slightly humorous and the failures perfectly understandable, but the story is slight. Share The Velveteen Rabbit for nursery friendships or the ``Paddington'' series for more believable (and funnier) fantasy. Virginia Opocensky, Lincoln City Libraries, Neb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770494817
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Edition description:
Limited
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
339,260
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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