BEAR BY HIMSELF by Geoffrey Hayes


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The snug, quiet pleasures of being alone are what Hayes celebrates here in the person of an appealingly disproportioned toy bear. (His large round head would seem about to topple from his slight body, except that he holds it so gravely erect.) There's not much in these soft-tinted green and brown pictures of country idyll and placid town-only the boat he fishes in, the kite he flies, trim store fronts, and ""warm little rooms where the fire pleases""--but ending as this does in bear's own soft bed, it will be a better preparation than most such attempts for being left by oneself to ""feel the dark [next page] and sleep [another page] and dream.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Harper & Row