Very Hairy Bear board book

Very Hairy Bear board book

by Alice Schertle, Matt Phelan
     
 
Everyone’s favorite hairy bear—now appearing in a board book edition. A year in the life of a lovable, hairy bear who spends his sunny days fishing for salmon and enjoying the sweet tastes of honey and berries. But when winter comes, his very chilly, not-so-hairy nose is the only thing that stands between this endearing bear and a really great nap. A cozy

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Everyone’s favorite hairy bear—now appearing in a board book edition. A year in the life of a lovable, hairy bear who spends his sunny days fishing for salmon and enjoying the sweet tastes of honey and berries. But when winter comes, his very chilly, not-so-hairy nose is the only thing that stands between this endearing bear and a really great nap. A cozy companion for naptime or bedtime!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
The very hairy bear's story begins in the springtime, when "fisherbear" catches salmon in the river. He is "shaggy, raggy" with hair everywhere "except on his no-hair nose," which he dips deep in a bee tree in the summer, becoming a "sticky, licky, honey hunter." The nose gets blue when he eats blueberries. In the fall he eats the acorns the squirrels have hidden. As snow begins to fall, like the other retiring creatures, he crawls into his cave to await the spring. Schertle continues to play with words and rhymes and the repetition of "his no-hair nose" as she describes his final settling into his winter sleep. Suiting the gentle text, Phelan's lovingly stroked pastel-and-pencil illustrations on the double pages produce a very appealing bear, one you want to caress to enjoy the his textured coat as he samples the bounty of the seasons. The story has been repackaged as a board book and it has not lost any of its appeal. It is perfect for younger ones and they will love the way bear solves the problem of his cold nose. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547594071
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
4 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.


MATT PHELAN
is the recipient of the 2010 Scott O'Dell Award for The Storm in the Barn (Candlewick) and the illustrator of Flora's Very Windy Day, by Jeanne Birdsall, and Big George by Anne Rockwell. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit his website at www.mattphelan.com.

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