Little Bear

Little Bear

Else Holmelund Minarik Maurice Sendak / May 24, 2020

Little Bear 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

  • Title: Little Bear
  • Author: Else Holmelund Minarik Maurice Sendak
  • ISBN: 9780064440042
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 classic from Else Holmelund MinaMeet 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 classic from Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak was written in 1957 and remains as beloved today as it was then An ALA Notable Children s Book, this Level One I Can Read is full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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      • Else Holmelund Minarik Maurice Sendak

        Else Holmelund Minarik was the author of the Little Bear series of children s books, which were successful as books, and were also made into a successful children s TV series The Little Bear books sold than 6 million copies worldwide.Else Minarik was also the author of another well known book, No Fighting, No Biting She was born in Denmark, and with her family immigrated to the United States at the age of four After she graduated from Queens College, City University of New York she became a journalist for the Rome Daily Centennial newspaper and taught first graders during WWII Minarik lived in Nottingham, New Hampshire.


    1. This book provided one of my most memorable and most treasured moments in the classroom this last summer.Me: "So how would you get to the moon?"Entering first grade student: "Well, I would take the bus to the end of the line and get a transfer to the moon."Only in San Francisco! :)

    2. I vaguely but nostalgically remember Little Bear from the time we immigrated from Germany to Canada when I was ten. My sister (who was five at the time) received the book as a present, but I ended up hijacking it, as I wanted to practice reading English and Little Bear was of just the right level of difficulty for me. I actually was more than a bit embarrassed at having to read a book such as this at age ten, seeing that I was reading advanced children's literature in German, but it really did i [...]

    3. I love Little Bear! And his mother! These sweet, humorous and thoughtful stories are a gem among I Can Read Books and truly deserve their status as a children's classic. Minarik's warm, witty stories pair beautifully with Sendak's charming illustrations (cozily old-fashioned and capturing all of the imagination of the story, yet I appreciate that the bears look like *real* bears--albeit with clothes on). I think my favorite story is the one where Little Bear wants to fly to the moon, but all the [...]

    4. First book I read by myself. My level of reading is still about the same. I point to the words and speak the story out loud, struggling with anything more than two syllables. I still scribble in books too with crayons. My Mum now refuses to read this with me at bedtime. Well she is 82 after all!Birthday soup will remain part of my inner child forever.

    5. Probably my favorite children's book of all time. I'm guessing it's somewhat boring for children but it is a really good right before nap time book. I cannot how beautiful Little Bear's relationship to Mother Bear is. Maurice Sendak captured it perfectly and I love how gentle and fun Mother Bear's responses to Little Bear are. I don't care if I sound like a sissy.

    6. First book I remember reading. So I gave it 5 stars. I remember sitting in my bedroom, wanting Daddy to read to me. I convinced him to get off the couch and come sit on the bed with me and read. So he did but I made the mistake of reading to him instead of waiting for him to read it to me and he said "Well if you can read this, why did you need me in here?". I should have played dumb for just a little bit longer. . . .I wish I still had my old copies of these books.

    7. This was the only book I read over and over again that it got torn apart and right now I am pretty sure I don't have it anymore but I will probably go out and buy again. I adored Little Bear, both the book AND the TV show on Nick Jr. when I was younger. My grandmother was the only one who understood my love for the bear and was the one who bought me the book and I read it countless times. I will never forget this book. Thank you, Minarik, for creating Little Bear.

    8. I loved this book as a child, and now JP does too (and Birthday Soup is our mutual favorite). It is oft-demanded at bedtime.

    9. Little Bear is nice and sweet and funny. My kids really enjoyed this. There is a lot of repetition in the text so beginning readers can gain confidence in reading faster.

    10. This is a perfect book. The four stories work well together, culminating in Mother Bear's reference to three of the stories. The illustrations by Maurice Sendak are outstanding. Mother Bear and Little Bear could be any mother and any child conversing about ordinary things such as what to wear; what to make on one's birthday; taking an imaginary trip to the moon; making wishes that will not come true (sit on cloud/fly; find Viking boat; find tunnel to China; go to a castle, in a big red car); and [...]

    11. Cute book with four stories (or chapters) that will entertain young children and is a great building block for early readers. This version came with a CD, which is fun to listen to and follow along in the book. I'm sure I read this as a child, but I remembered the illustrations more than the stories themselves.Jan 2012 update: Our youngest brought this book home from her first grade class as part of her reading homework. It wasn't much of a challenge for her, but we all enjoyed reading it togeth [...]

    12. This is the first of the five classic books about Little Bear, introducing the funny bear cub & his friends in four stories. Else Holmelund Minarik's simple stories and Maurice Sendak's warm illustrations make Little Bear a favorite among beginning readers. ( Summary)Little Bear (Little Bear #1) by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak is a chapter book with 4 simple stories. The 4 chapters are: 1) What will Little Bear Wear?; 2)Birthday Soup; 3) Little Bear Goes to the Moon; [...]

    13. This is a chapter book. The first chapter is about Little Bear wanting something to put on, but he realizes that in the end, he only wants his own fur. The second chapter is about Little Bear's birthday. He thinks his mom forgot about his birthday, so he decides to make Birthday Soup for everyone when they come over. Once they started eating the Birthday Soup, his mom came in with a giant cake. The next chapter is called "Little Bear Goes to the Moon". This is about Little Bear trying to go to t [...]

    14. I still remember the thrill of reading this book by myself when I was about five or six. Little Bear is laid out in chapters, albeit very short ones, in which he visits his grandparents, makes a birthday meal, and other brief activities, with little quirky notes throughout. It is a very enjoyable little book. Maurice Sendak's illustrations add immeasurably to its value.

    15. This was one of my all time favorite books as a kid, and I was delighted to read it to my own children. Long live Little Bear!

    16. An 'I Can Read' book from the late fifties, it contains several stories and interactions between Little Bear and Mother Bear. I love the relationship between the two, Mother knowing enough to tease her son a little and Little Bear encapsulating that gentle yet eager sense of inquisitiveness that we see in the young. Of course, it is Sendak's illustrations that drew me to the book but considering Minarik is bound by using simple language, she does remarkably well in capturing the spirit of both t [...]

    17. Illustrator ProjectThese simple and detailed illustrations help to tell the sweet stories of a Mother Bear and her Little Bear. My favorite is the first story in this book where Little Bear is cold outside playing in the snow and Mother Bear makes him a coat, a hat, and snow pants to keep him warm. He is still cold and realizes that all he really needed was his own fur coat to be warm! I remember reading this book to myself when I was 4 or 5. These stories are easy to understand and read but sti [...]

    18. Little Bear is the first in a series by Else Minarik which has sold over six million copies and has been adopted for television. It’s also one of my favorite picture books from childhood. Why the enduring popularity for these stories? For me, it’s because of the loving relationship which exists between Little Bear and Mother Bear, and the playful nature of the tales about them.The blurb on the publisher’s site reads: “Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Be [...]

    19. Little Bear is a picture book that contains four stories in it. Although I read all four stories, I will summarize the first story titled, "What Will Little Bear Wear?" The story is about a bear who goes outside to play and gets cold. The little bear comes inside several times and tells his mother that he is cold playing outside. Each time that little bear comes inside because he is cold, his mother gives him another article of clothing to put on to keep warm when he is playing outside. Finally, [...]

    20. I recently read this book with my son. In many ways it was like a trip down memory lane. I remember reading these books with my youngest brother. I also remember watching the animated series with my oldest when she was young. My son and I read this book alternating pages. And we would read a chapter or two a day. He loved the stories. And we have read the book through twice now, and will likely read it many times more. Both the author and illustrator of this book had very prolific output during [...]

    21. This, I can honestly say, was one of my favorite middle reader books when I was growing up. I just loved Little Bear, Mother Bear and all his friends. I know that it was mostly because of Maurice Senadak and his amazing illustrations. They were simple but intricate line drawings but they were colored in which made them pop. I like the borders on each page. It was beautiful scroll work that drew your eyes to the text and illustrations. Mr. Sendak brought Little Bear to life for me! I also really [...]

    22. The little bear series is cute, comforting and feels like cotton candy--sweet and airless.I'm not a great fan of this series. I know I'm in the minority and that many adults have fond memories of this series.The illustrations of Sendak are, as always delightful. These were drawn at an early time in his career and the images and softer and darling (not a word that Sendak would appreciate.)This book is broken into four stories of little bear and his adventures. He looks for something to wear and t [...]

    23. This is a story of Little Bear and Mother Bear. It is broken up into 4 chapters, and the final chapter sums the entire book up. It is an "I Can Read" book, so it's ultimately meant to be read by your little one as opposed to the adult. Because of this, there is a lot of repetitive phrasings or words, to make it easier for a child.I was initially unimpressed by this book. I had only read the first chapter and I just Little Bear was stupid. As I continued to read, I found him to be actually quite [...]

    24. I love the little bear stories, I remember when I was little that my mom read them to me. The story I chose to review is What will Little Bear Wear? Little Bear is cold and he wants to put something on, so Mother Bear makes him a hat, coat, and pants but Little Bear is still cold. So Mother Bear asks if he wants a fur coat, and yes he said, so off came the hat, coat, and pants, because underneath the clothes he had his very own fur coat. The simple but well done illustrations along with Little B [...]

    25. Thisk classic beginner reader is best for the child who has been reading for about a year or so. So, depending on how eager the child is, it would be possible to read independently at about first grade. My son has just reread it at the middle of second grade with complete ease but great enjoyment. I am 40 years old and still turn each page with delight and will probably always be charmed by the absolutely lovely and heartwearmingly sweet illustrations of Maurice Sendak.It is a great first chapte [...]

    26. Summary:Little Bear is a classic and another one of my childhood favorites. It is the first book in the series. Each book contains four stories. The stories are simple, comforting, and playful. Although the stories have plots to them, these stories are all about Little Bear's interactions with Mother Bear. Mother Bear is very gentle with her little cub and always seems to be there when he needs her; this is what draws little readers into the Little Bear books. The pages in this book are laid out [...]

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