Outside My Window

Outside My Window

by Liesel Moak Skorpen, Mercer Mayer
     
 

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There's a bear outside my window. He's looking in at me.

A sleepy little boy is so surprised to see a small, sad bear outside his window one night that he decides to invite him in.

Originally published in 1968, this charming, whimsical tale about an unlikely friendship is now re-illustrated in full color by

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Overview

There's a bear outside my window. He's looking in at me.

A sleepy little boy is so surprised to see a small, sad bear outside his window one night that he decides to invite him in.

Originally published in 1968, this charming, whimsical tale about an unlikely friendship is now re-illustrated in full color by best-selling author/artist Mercer Mayer, creator of the Little Critter® books.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Old favorites are once again available for a new generation of young readers. Mercer Mayer adds color to his original illustrations for Outside My Window by Liesel Moak Skorpen, originally published in 1968. Mayer fans will want to see these enchanting early cross-hatch pen-and-inks in all their glory, as they chronicle the tale of a boy who sees a tiny bear peering in at him through his bedroom window one night and invites him inside. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Originally published in 1968 and re-illustrated by Mercer Mayer for this more recent edition, the story begins with a young boy preparing to crawl into bed. As he looks out his window before settling in, he sees a small bear looking at him from the outside. When Mom and Dad disregard his attempts to share his discovery, he tries to sleep. The sad eyes of the bear, however, convince the boy to invite it inside and explore various disguises that might allow the bear to remain unnoticed. The boy dresses the bear first to look like a dog, then to look like a boy, and to look like his little sister; he even tries to hide the bear under the covers. However, even in the creative get-ups, the bear still looks like a bear. The boy is forced to send the bear on its way, fearing it will end up in the zoo should Mom or Dad find it. He provides a cozy cap, scarf, and some food and escorts the bear to the forest. From his window, the boy sees the bear reunited with its mother and then he falls fast asleep. This is a sweet story of a boy's inventiveness and compassion as he tries to help a fellow creature. The illustrations are realistic and done primarily in hues of blue and gray that capture the somewhat melancholy tone of the tale. Worth reading even the second time around. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 8.
—Wendy Glenn, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060507749
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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