Old Bear

By Henkes, Kevin

Publishers Summary:
When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.

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ISBN
978-0-06155-205-2 978-0-06155-206-9
Publisher
Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

PreS-K Henkes cleverly begins his story on the front jacket. Against a backdrop of red leaves and drifting snowflakes, a large and endearing molasses-colored bear, defined by sturdy dark brown lines, strides across the page. His journey continues through the opening spreads: it is obvious that this creature knows exactly where he is heading. By the time the story actually begins, Old Bear has found his den and lies sound asleep, oblivious to the swirl of winter around him. Dreams comfort him: once m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Using the thick-outline style of Kitten's First Full Moon (rev. 5/04) and A Good Day (rev. 3/07), Henkes delivers another winner for very young children. An old bear settles down in brown falling leaves and white falling snow to take his long winter nap. While asleep, he imagines his cubhood through the seasons in four glorious, vividly colored spreads: spring pinks and purples, summer blues and greens, autumn reds an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2008

An old bear settles down to take his long winter nap. He imagines his cubhood through the seasons in four glorious, vividly col...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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