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Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) (original 1957; edition 1978)

by Elsa Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak

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Title:Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)
Authors:Elsa Holmelund Minarik
Other authors:Maurice Sendak
Info:Harper Trophy (1978), Edition: 1st Trophy ed, Paperback, 63 pages
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Four short stories that tell about baby bear and his adventures and how Mother bear helps save the day.
  CECC9 | Mar 20, 2019 |
The series book of Little bear explains different occurrences that Little Bear goes through. He goes through many adventures but runs into some issues and mamma comes to the rescue every time to help him out. This book series gives students imagination of what animals live in the woods. It is a good book to read when talking about family. This book would be for lower elementary grade levels. ( )
  RyanMurphy1 | Nov 20, 2018 |
The first ever book I remember reading as a child. ( )
  amyghilton | May 11, 2018 |
This Little Bear book continued four chapters that all explained different occurrences that Little Bear experienced. The first chapter was about Little Bear finding clothes to wear outside and his mother helped him to do so until he had put on so many clothes, he was hot. The next chapter was about Little Bear's birthday. On each page a new friend came over to visit little bear and eat his birthday soup with him. At the end of the chapter, Momma Bear surprises him with a Birthday cake. The next chapter, is about Little Bear wanting to fly to the moon. Little bear thinks of many ways that he can get to the moon and pretends he makes it to the moon. Mama Bear just tells him to be home in time for lunch. The final chapter is about Little Bear telling his mom about the dreams he has before going to bed including flying to different countries. This book is good for beginner readers because it has short, simple sentences with lots of pictures. I would use it as a beginning chapter book for young readers. ( )
  KatelynPoore | Apr 2, 2018 |
This is a collection of four stories about Little Bear. Little bear needs warm clothes to play in the snow, he tries to fly to the moon, and he makes birthday soup. In the end, Mother Bear tells him a story about all the fun things he did.
  Auhewitt | Feb 21, 2018 |
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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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Meet Little Bear, and Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear need her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. At night she helps him get to sleep. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday.… (more)

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