LITTLE BEAR'S FRIEND by Else Holmelund Minarik
Kirkus Star

LITTLE BEAR'S FRIEND

KIRKUS REVIEW

Once again the little bear of Else Minarik and Maurice Sendak (illustrator) proves himself to be as wistful and tender a little creature as exists in the child's library. In this episode, little bear makes friends with a child named Emily. With their friends, a duck, a cat, an owl, and a hen, they play all through the happy summer. Even when Emily's doll breaks an arm the pleasure the group finds in each other's company is not diminished. Only the departure of Emily brings tears to Little Bear who is consoled by his mother with his thought that, at least, he can write to her. Pathetic fallacies abound here, but somehow in the hands of this author-illustrator team, they merely compound the charm of the story.
Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1960
ISBN: 0064440516
Page count: 68pp
Publisher: Harper
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1960




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