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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

January 2010

Little Bear

Little Bear series

by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak


These simple, comforting stories about a little bear, his family, and his friends, are wonderful bedtime read-alouds to share with your own little bear.






Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On

by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman



Bear is woken up from his winter sleep when his friends have a party in his den and he is upset thinking that he has missed the party!






Brave Bitsy and the Bear

Brave Bitsy and the Bear

by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke



A small stuffed rabbit and a large brown bear come to each other's rescue in this sweet story set in the wintertime woods.


-Mrs. Jarombek




Doctor Ted

Doctor Ted

by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre



One day, Ted needed a doctor. He couldn't find one, so he became one! Now he is busy diagnosing-- but after he tries to give the principal a shot for his bad breath, he's out of a job. But soon an accident at recess gives Doctor Ted a chance to prove himself! This book is, in a word, hilarious.








written and illustrated by Don Freeman



One of my favorite books about bears is Don Freeman's classic, Corduroy. It is the story of a teddy bear who lives on a shelf in a large department store. He is sad until he is brought home by little Lisa, who mends his shoulder strap and lets him live with her. This heartwarming story is also available in a 40th anniversary edition. The simple illustrations by Caldecott award winner Freeman beautifully convey feelings of sadness and joy to young children.


-Mrs. Weicher




The World of Pooh

The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

written by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard


Most of us are familiar with the furry little fellow named Winne the Pooh, brought to life by Disney for TV. This wonderful "silly old bear" and friends-- Christopher Robin, Piglet, Kanga, and Roo, to name a few-- can be shared with your children in the series from A.A. Milne. Milne created the characters for his own son, Christopher Robin. Snuggle up with your teddy bear and escape to the Hundred Acre Wood and follow the adventures of Winnie the Pooh.






My Friend Bear

My Friend Bear

written and illustrated by Jez Alborough



Eddie's in for the surprise of his life when he discovers that his teddy bear has grown much too big to cuddle! But there's fun in store when Eddie meets up with a real bear who has just the opposite problem.




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