A Kiss For Little Bear

A Kiss For Little Bear

Book - 1968
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Little Bear is so pleased with the picture he has drawn that he asks Hen to take it to his grandmother. Grandmother is so happy with it that she sends him back a thank-you kiss.

How the kiss is passed from Grandmother, to Hen, to Cat, to Little Skunk, to a pretty girl skunk, and back to Little Skunk, and how eventually it comes again to Hen and finally to Little Bear will delight children just learning to read.

Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak, the creators of the first Little Bear book for beginning readers, once again blend their extraordinary talents in a tender story filled with warmth and laughter.

This beloved classic is an ALA Notable Children's Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1968]
ISBN: 9780060242985
Characteristics: 32 p. : illus. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sendak, Maurice


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mvkramer Oct 08, 2016

An oldie but goodie! I made it into a felt board and use it for hugs and kisses storytimes.

Aug 27, 2013

This book about a travelling kiss passed to Little Bear from his grandmother via several friends is a very sweet concept. However, I don't like that the skunks are shown kissing and amorous towards each other. Not appropriate.

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Jul 09, 2014

violet_dog_2716 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

violet_lion_151 Aug 15, 2012

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Aug 14, 2014

I love this book, it is such a sweetly told story. Back in 2000 I was a Youth-Friends Volunteer helping children with their reading. A child and I read this book together. I doubt he remembers the book, but a Kiss for Little Bear has lived in my heart since then. It is a wonderful little book, written during simpler times. Enjoy.


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