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Bear in Love by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Bear in Love (2012)

by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Other authors: Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)

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Genre: Informational
Summary: This book is about what a bear finds on his walk around the woods.
  Kmacuk15 | Oct 29, 2017 |
OMG... sooo sweet.  And simple, too.  And pretty, too.  Totally not what I'd expect from Daniel Pinkwater.  Otoh, though this is a theme (unlikely friendships that start with shy gifting) that has been done nearly to death, Pinkwater and Hillenbrand make it worth reading about one more time. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Bear finds food from an anonymous giver, enjoys and sings about them, gives treats in return, until finally the two creatures meet up and become friends. Nicely, gently illustrated and told. The dedications at the end of the book reference the story. ( )
  raizel | Feb 17, 2015 |
Great story!! ( )
  melodyreads | Jul 5, 2013 |
Small gifts keep appearing outside bear's cave! Who is leaving such nice, thoughtful presents? Could it be that cute little bear that looks suspiciously like a bunny?

This book is super cute. Good vocab for read-aloud time and songs you can make up a tune for and sing along with bear. ( )
  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
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For Jill, who is sweet and crunchy
For Ann, who is extra special W.H.
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A bear lived in the woods. he had a little cave, just big enough for him.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763645699, Hardcover)

Could the bear have a secret friend? Who is leaving him surprises? The ever-lovable Daniel Pinkwater spins a funny and sweetly offbeat story.

One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Did someone leave it for him? Then there are two more of the sweet crunchy things the next morning! The bear knows that someone nice is leaving him these treats. If only he could discover who it is! Should he leave something tasty in return? With the help of Will Hillenbrand’s endearing illustrations, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater spins a charming little mystery about unexpected kindnesses and finding that extra-special someone.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:06 -0400)

A bear with a secret admirer who leaves sweet, crunchy treats outside his cave each night tries to repay the kindness with honey, but comes to find out that his new friend is smaller, cuter, and fonder of carrots than any bear.

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