The Boy and the Bear

The Boy and the Bear

by Peter Stein


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Where is Bear? Not here. Or there. Or anywhere! With wacky Seuss-ian art and rhyming text, a boy runs the gamut of emotion—love, sadness, fear, anger, resolve, and joy—when he loses his beloved Teddy bear, then finds it again.

The boy and the bear were always a pair . . . . until the boy found a goat in a coat, a huggable slug, a funky old monkey, a rodeo rat, a sing-along thing, and a tottering otter. The boy loses his bear and panics. "I WANT MY BROWN BEAR!" he cries. When the boy finally finds his bear, he returns the other toys, and the boy and the bear are a pair again.

This humorous, kid-pleasing story in verse touches on a wide range of subjects, including emotions, fear, love, loss, sadness, joy, resolve, facial emotion recognition (reading facial expressions), anti-materialism, and toys.

With a bonus Find-the-Feelings game!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823440955
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,207,461
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Peter Stein is the author of award winning greeting cards, as well as best selling picture books. The Boy and the Bear marks his debut as a picture book illustrator and is his first book for Holiday House. Peter lives in Northern California with his wife, two children, and a very large dog.

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