Very Hairy Bear by Alice SchertleVery Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle

Very Hairy Bear

byAlice SchertleIllustratorMatt Phelan

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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Alice Schertle has written many children's books, including Little Blue Truck . She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts, and sometimes spots bears on nearby hikes.   Matt Phelan won the 2010 Scott O'Dell Award for The Storm in the Barn . He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he sometimes sees bears at the zoo. Visit him...
Title:Very Hairy BearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.1 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547722141

ISBN - 13:9780547722146


Editorial Reviews

* "Outlined in a thick, curly halo of split ends, a “boulder-big bear with shaggy, raggy, brownbear hair everywhere . . . except on his no-hair nose” bounds happily through a seasonal round in this outdoorsy gambol. Schertle’s patterned language sets up a playful cadence that Phelan captures perfectly in his soft-lined, buttery-yellow pastels. Whether splashing after salmon in spring, fearlessly sticking that no-hair nose into a bee tree in summer, lounging at purple-stained ease amid a patch of blueberry bushes or chowing down on a hoard of acorns as squirrels chatter angrily above, the portly protagonist positively radiates doggy good cheer. Until, that is, winter sets in—then it’s time for a good scratch on a rough tree trunk and a sleepy retreat to a cave where “shaggy, raggy, very hairy bearpaws” can protect that sensitive nose from the cold wind. He’s a bear of rare appeal, and it’s hard to resist the urge to snuggle down next to him." (starred review)