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The Bear That Wasn't by Frank Tashlin

The Bear That Wasn't (1946)

by Frank Tashlin

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What a lovely book! Truly charming, with lovely humorous drawings, and the bear has so much personality. ( )
  Helena81 | May 4, 2010 |
One of my favorite books from childhood, both listening and reading. The record with narration by Keenen Wynn is marvelous also. Download of record available at kiddierecords.com (as of 7/15/09). ( )
1 vote mast89175 | Jul 15, 2009 |
Delightful book, presumably written for children, but can be appreciated by adults. Of course I first read it as a child, so I might be biased. ( )
1 vote thebearthatwasnt | Dec 30, 2008 |
I can't say it's a fabulous book but it does mean alot to me. I read this book as a child and enjoyed it. As an adult, wow, it says lots don't you think!? ( )
  sammimag | Dec 13, 2006 |
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Once upon a time there were three bears and then there was the bear that wasnt. That other bear - "The Bear that Wasn't," is a children's book too. It was written and illustrated by Frank Tashlin in 1946. And like many children's books, "The Bear that Wasn't," is a good story with wonderful pictures and even some political satire to appeal to adults who read it, as well.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486287874, Paperback)

A hibernating bear awakens to find himself smack dab in the middle of a sprawling industrial complex! To make matters even worse, every one he meets keeps insisting that he's not even a bear — just a silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat. 46 illustrations.

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After hibernating for the winter, a bear wakes up to discover that a huge factory has been built over his cave and that nobody believes he is a bear.

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