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Little Bear

Little Bear

Series: Little Bear
by Else Holmelund Minarik Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Enter the world of Little Bear. Children will be entranced by Little Bear's trip to the moon, his birthday party, and his wishes and adventures. Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear needs her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday.

This is the first of the five classic books about Little Bear, introducing the funny and strikingly childlike bear cub and his friends. The combination of Else Holmelund Minarik's simple, yet eloquent, stories and Maurice Sendak's warm, tender illustrations have made this beloved character an enduring favorite among beginning readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards

An ALA Notable Children's Book

Expressly designed for beginning readers, these simple stories featuring gentle, teasing repartee between Little Bear and his mother are deeply comforting and lovingly playful. Full-color illustrations.

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Tandem Library
Book Type
Begining Reader Book
Number of Pages
Animal Stories, Short Stories

About the Author and Illustrator

Else Holmelund Minarik
Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak earned the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.

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