Saturday, September 22, 2012

"Bear in Love" by Daniel Pinkwater Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

When you first pick up Bear in Love you will fall totally in love with these delightful, loveable, gentle illustrations of bear as he ambles along through his day.  Illustrator Will Hillenbrand has portrayed bear as a gentle giant and loveable critter for the young child to whom you will be reading this book.

Most children have a stuffed teddy bear that they already love.  So it is somewhat an understatement that they love bears already.  Well, here is another that they will love.  There are teddy bear stories abounding in libraries and book stores - example:  Winnie the Pooh, that beloved Pooh-bear.  So it is not a far stretch to say that the child in your life will fall in love with 'bear' in Bear in Love.

Author Daniel Pinkwater understands children and what they like to hear and see in a story.  So he has created a gentle bear who awakens to a gift from an unknown friend.  A friend he wants to engage.  A friend whom he, too, tries to befriend with a gift.

Amble along with bear as he discovers his new friend.  Enjoy the beautiful illustrations.  Have the child to whom you are reading this book discover details in the art and in the story that enlighten and teach.  Enjoy!
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DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a complimentary copy of this delightful hardcover book by Candlewick Press for the purpose of rendering my honest, unsolicited review.  I was under no obligation to speak positively of the book.  The prize copy for the winner of the giveaway is also provided by Candlewick Press and will be shipped directly to the winner by Candlewick.

17 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful story that my little grandson would love to hear read.

    Loraine
    Lpertelt@aol.com

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  2. I entered Bink and Gollie giveaway

    ayed2016 at aol dot com

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  3. I entered the Balance Bar "Bare" box giveaway.

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  4. I entered the Bink and Gollie giveaway.

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  5. I entered The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians

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  6. The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians

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  7. Entered the "The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians" giveaway

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  8. Hello from my tour of the Kid Lit Blog Hop! I love the artwork in these images. I'll definitely add it to our Wish List!

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  9. The illustrations remind me of the original Winnie the Pooh books (not the Disney-fied ones!) I've run across these "Bear" books recently and they look so sweet. Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I assume Canadians are not eligible for this giveaway? Cheers!

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  10. Love the book! Perfect gift for my friend who is having triplets.

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  11. My granddaughter is 4 and just learning to read and would love this new book!

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  12. The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians is another contest I entered.
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  13. I entered the Peanut Butter giveaway and left a comment on that page.

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  14. I entered The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians.Thanks for the cool giveaway! :)

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  15. What a sweet book! Just requested it from the library so I can read it with my little boy. Thanks for linking up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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  16. wow great i have read many articles about this topic and everytime i learn something new i dont think it will ever stop always new info , Thanks for all of your hard work! teddy bears for babies

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