Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 08/19/2008

Old Bear

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Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes

illustrated by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 08/19/2008


ALA Notable Children’s Book

School Library Journal Best Book

New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book

Horn Book Fanfare

About the Book

"A celebration of simple, pure joy"* from Caldecott medalist Kevin Henkes. New York Times bestseller!

Old Bear lumbers to his cave to hibernate till spring. In his dreams, he is a cub again, exploring the seasons—summer, fall, winter, and spring.

When he finally awakes, Old Bear is so happy to find the outside world waiting for him, just as beautiful as in his dreams.

“As in so many of Henkes’s books, nothing is superfluous. Every word, line, color choice, and composition feels essential and fits beautifully into a common theme.” (Booklist* starred review)

“Henkes has created a thoroughly delightful character filled with curiosity and sweetness and placed him in a simple tale that unfolds with a natural, rhythmical pace. Old Bear will enrapture young listeners for years to come.” (School Library Journal starred review)

“Lyrically describing the young-at-heart, Henkes plays an artist’s game of hot and cold watercolor hues.” (Publishers Weekly starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061552069
  • ISBN 10: 0061552062
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 08/19/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:23.89 CAD
  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mammals
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

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