Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes Grandfather’s hat, Grandmother’s cooking, AND their stories. (I Can Read Level 1)
Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear.
He likes Grandfather’s hat and Grandmother’s cooking.
But most of all, he loves to listen to their stories!
About the Author & Illustrator:
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 has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children’s literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak’s work “has brought a new dimension to the American children’s book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children’s books.”
Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are, in 1970 Sendak became the first American illustrator to receive the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, given in recognition of his entire body of work. In 1983, he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, also given for his entire body of work. Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn in 1928. He now lives in Connecticut. Learn more about him here.
A Few Reviews:
“I was looking for a childhood favorite story about an elf who gets so scared he jumps out of his shoes and pit, pat, pit, pat something follows him all the way home (it was his shoes!). My brother and I loved this story as children, now our little ones are arriving and I couldn’t find the story anywhere. After an internet search I discovered it was a story Grandpa Bear tells his grandson in this book. I read the story to my nephew and he loved it, just like we did as kids!”
“Our young daughter asks us to read this book on a daily basis. So, although this book has been around for decades, it seems to transcend time. There is something so warm and comforting about the illustrations and the gentle, fun dialog. Somehow the pictures give a sense of stability and safety. It is a brilliant marriage of text and illustration. The understanding and humor that passes between the three generations speaks to the intricacy of relationships and the intelligence that young children possess. The author knew how to communicate her story without being condescending to children or adults. I highly recommend this book. It is especially effective as a bedtime book because it has such a calming effect.”