FATHER BEAR COMES HOME by Else Holmelund Minarik
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FATHER BEAR COMES HOME

KIRKUS REVIEW

Four episodes in the life of Little Bear, each abounding in that tender and gracious humor which distinguishes Else Minarik's hero from the usual run of teddy bears:- Little Bear embarks on a fishing trip, Little Bear gets and loses the hiccups, Little Bear welcomes Father Bear home from sea, and finally, Little Bear has an encounter with a mermaid. Maurice Sendak's mannered Victorian illustrations add a dimension of charm to the menage of animals which include a particularly beguiling owl, a cat, a duck, and of course, mama and papa bear. A simple but elegant vocabulary and a reassuring atmosphere of family tenderness make this an ideal selection for the apprentice reader.
Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1959
ISBN: 0064440141
Page count: 68pp
Publisher: Harper
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1959




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