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We're in Big Trouble, Blackboard Bear (1980)

by Martha Alexander

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    Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (raizel)
    raizel: Each Kindness and We're in Big Trouble, Blackboard Bear both deal with regret and guilt; but while forgiveness and redemption are possible for Blackboard Bear, in Each Kindness the best that the narrator can hope for is to learn from her mistakes.
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    The Real Thief by William Steig (raizel)
    raizel: both books deal with guilt and innocence and their connection to friendship and forgiveness (albeit from opposite starting points) and have much more to say to adults than children

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Anthony's Blackboard Bear caused trouble by stealing Anthony's friends goods. Anthony was angry at first. However, when he realized that his bear did stealing, he and his bear returned the stolen goods, and therefore, Anthony was amended his bear faults, and mended the broken friedship with his friends. ( )
  thuvan0301 | Feb 14, 2013 |
Blackboard Bear comes alive at night and steals food from people but he does not fess up because he is afraid his Boy will not be his friend anymore. To solve all problems Blackboard Bear draws some replacement food to payback what he stole. Love her illustrations!! ( )
  dangerlibearian | Nov 30, 2010 |
Sweet little book deals with real problems and solutions for children and, by extension, adults. In pictures and a few words, the story looks at sin, guilt, fear, redemption, forgiveness, justified suspicion and unjustified trust, love, making amends, friendship, problem solving.

SPOILER: Blackboard Bear, who has appeared in other stories, steals from Anthony's friends and then doesn't admit doing this when confronted by them; Anthony, who trusts the bear, denies that the bear is guilty in spite of all the evidence found by his friends. The bear confesses that he is guilty and that he was afraid of losing Anthony's friendship if he admitted his misdeed. Anthony reassures him and then they figure out how to make it up to his friends. Fortunately, fantasy takes a hand and the bear is able to draw the eaten goods (and more!) and return the results. ( )
  raizel | Jan 9, 2009 |
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Anthony's bear learns a hard lesson about leaving other people's possessions alone.

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