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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* He's a bear of rare appeal, and it's hard to resist the urge to snuggle down next to him." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review"A fresh selection for story times." -School Library Journal A year in the life of an endearing, hairy bear who spends his days fishing for salmon in the spring and enjoying the sweet tastes of honey and berries in the summer. But when winter comes, his very chilly, not-so-hairy nose is the only thing that stands in the way of a really great nap.This cozy companion for naptime or bedtime is also a great way to introduce little ones to the four seasons!"
ALICE SCHERTLE is a poet and the author of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, best-selling Little Blue Truck series , Very Hairy Bear, Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman . She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Matt Phelan's many books include the popular picture book V...
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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

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* "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)