Little Bear's Friend

Little Bear's Friend

by Else Holmelund Minarik


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This is the third book about Little Bear. All his old friends are back—Owl, Cat, Duck, and Hen—and a new friend has come for the summer—a little girl named Emily. Emily has her doll, Lucy, with her, and she promptly introduces Lucy to Little Bear. The three get along wonderfully, and when summer ends, Emily finds the perfect parting gift for her friend.

Beginning readers who already know Little Bear will welcome him joyously, and youngsters who meet Little Bear and Emily here for the first time have a treat in store, for the story and the pictures are better than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060242558
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1960
Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 587,825
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. Publication of this book, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

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Little Bear's Friend 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
chelsealouise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: This is modern fantasy because bears cannot talk, nor can owls or foxes or any animal in this book that lives a human life. Bears and the other animals do not live in human houses with human appliances and they are not friends with humans in reality. This is also fantasy because animals cannot speak with humans in English, let alone each other. It is creative but not possible at all.The media looks to be some charcoal pencil work, graphite, ink, and maybe some watercolor work. There are not many colors, but I think this makes the book more interesting to readers because it is simple. The story line is involved enough that it is interesting to older readers, but it is simple enough for younger readers to take a long time with, perhaps with only one chapter at a time. The illustrations are well suited to the rest of the story and even though the details are small sometimes, it is easy to know what characters are which - this makes the story easy to follow.
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As with 'Little Bear,' this book is incredible for keeping a child's attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best books for young children are books that Mom and Dad can enjoy as much as their kids. The 'Little Bear' books fall into this category. My 2 and a half year old enjoys the stories and will sit entranced through the entire book. I think this book is also a great introduction to chapter books. I like how all the stories tie together, and the illustrations are great. Emily is adorable. A great book to share!