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Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Old Bear (edition 2008)

by Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)

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Title:Old Bear
Authors:Kevin Henkes
Other authors:Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2008), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Picture Books
Tags:bears, seasons, colors, hibernation, dreams, dreaming, spring, summer, fall, autumn, winter

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Old bear is a book of a bear that is caught sleeping and dreaming because he is hibernating. Through his dreams we see that he dreams of the different seasons that pass by and the reasons why he loves each season so much. He finally wakes up from his slumber, opens his eyes to see that it is spring and that his dreams were a reality.
  jzsolorzano7 | Feb 11, 2017 |
This book is about an old bear who falls asleep to hibernate in the winter. As he sleeps, he has a dream that he is a cub again and takes a journey through all four seasons, enjoying his surroundings in each one. This book would be a good introduction to learning about the seasons. It would also be a good book to demonstrate the message of enjoying the beauty of the world around us.
  Jordan.Francies | Dec 5, 2016 |
a book about a hibernating bear that dreams of all different amazing things that will happen in summer and spring when he wakes up. finally he wakes up and sees that it is spring
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  TUCC | Nov 11, 2016 |
This book is told with extremely colorful, cheery, and bright illustrations as a bear dreams of weather while he hibernates. Kevin Henkes continues to use animals as his main character. Perfect book for bed time. I did have to look up a word that Henkes uses. On one page the bear takes a nap in a flower called crocus. I loved that kids can hear that unknown word but still be able to identify it as a flower by looking at the llustration. ( )
  maturne2 | Oct 18, 2016 |
And here I thought, after all those enchanting dreams, that *old* bear would wake up in heaven. But, was I wrong, really? Spring in the forest is actually quite heavenly. And joy can be felt even when not countered with sorrow. Bravo, Henkes, you've revealed your genius to us yet again. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061552054, Hardcover)

Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps.

Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice.

Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming of everything he loves about the forest that is his home.

Turn the page and you will see!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:11 -0400)

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When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.

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