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Mother Bear's Picnic (Maurice Sendak's Little Bear)

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It's Mother's Day and Little Bear wants to give Mother Bear the best picnic ever. He and Father Bear get to work, but will they be able to surprise Mother Bear?
Paperback, 27 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by HarperFestival
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Kathryn
May 21, 2012 Kathryn rated it liked it
This was just okay, IMO. I was expecting the Sendak illustrations but these are just "in the spirit of" and not nearly as good. The story is fairly mundane, too. Perhaps very young children will enjoy it, but I think there are better Mother's Day books out there. It is sweet seeing father bear and baby bear preparing a surprise for mother bear, though, and I did appreciate how the story shows that sometimes surprises can make people sad (when they think they have been forgotten on their special ...more
Rosa Cline
May 29, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, mother-s-day
In this book Father Bear and Little Bear want to surprise Mother on Mother's Day. But it's very hard to make a picnic lunch without giving it away what they are doing. Very nicely written and such a wonderful family to care about Mother Bear the way they do.
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Else Holmelund Minarik was the author of the Little Bear series of children's books, which were successful as books, and were also made into a successful children's TV series. The Little Bear books sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

Else Minarik was also the author of another well-known book, No Fighting, No Biting!

She was born in Denmark, and with her family immigrated to the United States
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