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Bear by Himself (A Little Dipper Book(R))

4.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  41 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"There are times when a bear has to be alone with himself, to think his own thoughts and sing his own songs." Whether watching the wind, smelling the rain, or talking to a river, Bear is happy to take time alone to look around and contemplate his world--a wonderful message in this age of busyness. Geoffrey Hayes illustrates this gentle ode to solitude in jewel-like color a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 3rd 1998 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Julie
Apr 04, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
I love this book, but I love the original drawings much more than I like this version. My bear, Bear, loves this book, too. It was the first one we learned to read together and holds a special place in my heart (I even have a tattoo of the original paperback back cover picture of Bear).

Bear likes to do stuff by himself, obviously. This sweet gentle book reminds everyone, that sometimes doing stuff alone it ok. In fact, sometimes it's pretty great. If you can find an original printing from the m
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Allegra
Nov 18, 2009 Allegra rated it it was amazing
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One of the best books ever. Perfect for dreamers, and those who like their alone-time. "There are times when a bear has to be alone with himself, to think his own thoughts and sing his own songs."

BTW: The cover image is all wrong. In the edition I grew up with, the cover was all pale green and tan, very quiet and small, and I feel that Bear's head was in better proportion to his body. Though it did still capture him aloft in that jaunty little skip.
Kami
Jan 10, 2012 Kami rated it really liked it
I read the old beginning reader one. It has the sweetest little pictures I've ever seen.
Dasi
May 18, 2016 Dasi rated it it was amazing
The illustrations of our family's original paperback book (from the 70's) were perfect to accompany the story. I haven't seen the new illustrations firsthand, but the originals were gray/light blue, very fitting for the mood. We wore the pages down and eventually the book was lost in our moves, but I still remember how peaceful and contemplative the story was. So unique. I miss this book.
Molly
May 16, 2016 Molly rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite book as a kid, though I like the old version more :)
Heather
Jan 24, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book as a child, and one of my favorites now.
David
Nov 04, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
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All time favourite children's book.
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lonely bear =)
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Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children’s books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear By Himself, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown.
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