Bear in Love

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Candlewick Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Could the bear have a secret friend? Who is leaving him surprises? The ever-lovable Daniel Pinkwater spins a funny and sweetly offbeat story.

One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Did someone leave it for him? Then there are two more of the sweet crunchy things the next morning! The bear knows that someone nice is leaving him these treats. If only he could discover who it is! Should he leave something tasty in return? With the help of Will Hillenbrand’s endearing illustrations, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater spins a charming little mystery about unexpected kindnesses and finding that extra-special someone.
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

OMG... sooo sweet.  And simple, too.  And pretty, too.  Totally not what I'd expect from Daniel Pinkwater.  Otoh, though this is a theme (unlikely friendships that start with shy gifting) that has been done nearly to death, Pinkwater and Hillenbrand make it worth reading about one more time. Read full review

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Bear finds food from an anonymous giver, enjoys and sings about them, gives treats in return, until finally the two creatures meet up and become friends. Nicely, gently illustrated and told. The dedications at the end of the book reference the story. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Daniel Pinkwater is the author of Mrs. Noodlekugel and many other books for children. Not all of his friends are human beings (the species to which Daniel Pinkwater belongs). He knows that friendship can be sweet and crunchy, even when the friend is quite different from oneself. Daniel Pinkwater lives in New York State.

Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated dozens of books, including Don’t Slam the Door! by Dori Chaconas, Baby Dragon by Amy Ehrlich, This Little Piggy by Jane Yolen, and Kiss the Cow! by Phyllis Root. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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