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Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
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Little Bear (original 1957; edition 1985)

by Else Holmelund Minarik

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Title:Little Bear
Authors:Else Holmelund Minarik
Info:Trophy Pr (1985), Edition: 1, Paperback, 63 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Bears, birthday, moon

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Summary: This is a book about a little bear who goes on many adventures and runs into some issues. Every time that something goes wrong, his mama is there for him and helps him out.
Genre: Fantasy because in real life bears do not walk on their hind legs, talk or wear clothes. The author makes it seem like the bears really can do these things, but in reality they can not.
Medium: Pen and Water color
Age Appropriateness: Primary
Use in a classroom: This book is great for a younger reader who is starting to transition into reading chapter books and novels.
  rbrock15 | Apr 10, 2017 |
Little Bear is a good story book that relates to children. This book was one of my all time favorites growing up and it would be an excellent book to use with children. Little Bear has different stories that relates to children's interests and needs. The grade level for this book would be for second graders and up. ( )
  alexisjm01 | Feb 4, 2017 |
(chapter book)
little bear has a lot of adventures throughout the house
1 book
  TUCC | Jan 25, 2017 |
This book is meant to spark the imagination of the critters who live in the woods. This cub has an absent father, so it'll be a good book to read for those students whose fathers might not be apart of their life. ( )
  Olivia.Morris | Nov 6, 2016 |
One of my two-year-old granddaughter's favorites. ( )
  RaymondJG46 | Jun 10, 2016 |
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Sendak, MauriceIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Little Bear is remarkably like a typical 4-6 year old. The stories in the book can be read on their own, or as chapters of a larger book with the final chapter tying them together. I don't like that Mother Bear tells Little Bear that he can't have his big wishes, but he can have the last wish because "it's just a little wish". The stories have enough repetition that it feels longer while still being fairly simple to read, making it a good one to practice reading fluency.
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This is the first I Can Read Book ever, and the first of five classic Little Bear books, expressly designed for beginning readers. Elsa Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak teamed up to create these simple stories that are deeply comforting and lovingly playful. In one story, "Birthday Soup," Little Bear cannot find his mother and presumes she has forgotten his birthday. With the prospect of guests arriving and no cake in sight, he sets out to make birthday soup (all his friends like soup). Just as the gathering is sitting down for soup, Mother Bear shows up with a big, beautiful birthday cake. "I never did forget your birthday, and I never will," she says to her son as he hugs her leg. In "Little Bear Goes to the Moon," Little Bear declares that he will fly to the moon in his new space helmet. Mother Bear tells him to be back by lunch, and he is. The gentle, teasing repartee between Little Bear and his mother will delight young readers, and the spacious layout and large type will encourage them to keep on reading! (Ages 4 to 8)

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Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.

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