A Kiss for Little Bear (I Can Read Book Series)

A Kiss for Little Bear (I Can Read Book Series)


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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked - Little Bear, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Daniel's Duck by Clyde Bulla, to name a few - and all are enjoyed by children of all ages. Preschool - Grade 1.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812413663
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date: 07/01/1984
Series: Little Bear Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

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’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

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Kiss for Little Bear 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book as a child and I still love it. It tells the story of a kiss that gets passed around and how happy it makes the recipients. A timeless classic.
HeatherSwinford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The little bear's grandmother sends him a kiss via lots of animals as a thank you for a picture. The book is a fun read for early readers.
mmsharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used to love this book! Reading it again brought back some good memories of my mother kissing me all the time. The Bears grandma sends him a kiss, which goes from a frog to a cat, to a skunk, and finally a chicken gives the little bear his kiss.
hnebeker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the little bear books. They were some of the first books I learned to read on my own. I had the entire series and my favorite has always been the story where little bear makes a special hat and goes to the moon. The illustrations are just as wonderful as the stories themselves.
jessy555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyCritique of Genre: This is a terrible example of fantasy because it ultimately has no point to it. Little Bear¿s grandma sent a kiss to him through the hen for sending her a picture. The hen passed it along and it kept getting passed from one creature to another until two skunks started just sharing Little Bear¿s kiss back and forth. Then the story takes a sudden turn and the skunks are getting married and Little Brea is the best man.Media: pen and ink/watercolor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book by a genius intended to make children into little geniuses. Luv it!