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Mr. Bear Squash-You-All-Flat

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Fifty years ago children were first delighted by the story of Mr. Bear, the Neighborhood Nuisance who roams the forest squashing the houses of other animals - and finally gets his own hilarious, smashing comeuppance.

Here is Mr. Bear's story, back again in a facsimile Anniversary Edition, with the same wonderful pictures by Angela. Included is new foreword by one of Mr. Be

Hardcover, 44 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Purple House Press
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Mar 20, 2008 Natalie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: impressionable young readers
Recommended to Natalie by: Papa Bear
Shelves: kid-s-books
I didn't realize this book was on my daughter's bookshelf until I heard my husband reading it to her over the baby monitor one day. Clearly written by a mad genius, "Mr. Bear Squash You All Flat" tells the tale of a restless bear who relieves the symptoms of insomnia by squashing the homes of small woodland animals. Hillarity insues. I think this book is out of print but it's worth some searching.
Loved this book! It is one of my husband's favorite books as a child. He remembers his mom reading it to his brother and him, just like I remember my mom reading Doctor Dolittle stories to my brother and me. Great memories! I will be reading it at storytime this summer at "Teddy Bear Storytime." (Dress in PJs and bring your favorite bear or stuffed animal!)
Linda Cohen
Oct 29, 2011 Linda Cohen marked it as to-read
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A customer said this was her favorite book when she was a little gitl and she wanted to get a copy for a shower gift to start a library for a new baby. Made me smile :D
This was my very favorite book as a child. I read it, and had it read to me, countless times. Now I read it to my 3 daughters.
Read as a child. Just recently bought a used copy on e bay.
An absolute classic!
Edward Creter
This is a kids' classic that somehow escaped my attention, but somehow I discovered it in the library. I'm glad I did! It's about a bear who is sooooo insensitive! He squashes his big bear butt on all sorts of forest houses owned by timid forest creatures. Timid...until they teach him a BEARY good lesson. This edition has a nice foreword by Far Side's Gary Larson, who was a huge fan of the book and has now shared it with us. See how luck finds me? How about you?
This book has been a favorite in our household for years. My father loved this book as a child and has made sure every grandchild received a copy. It tells the story of a bear who grumpily squashes things when he's had a night of no sleep. Very funny. Great for doing voices and entertaining kids!
A bully gets his comeuppance and the forest is once again safe for teh small animals in their commune. The illustrations make this book. Somewhere I [think] I read it is a favorite of the cartoonist Gary Larson.
Amar Pai
This bear is a total jerk!
Mr Bear loves to squash things. Kids think it is a funny story. From Purple press publishers.
One of my all time favorite children's books. Grab a copy. You will be glad you did!
A small press gem from Purple Horse Press. Awesome!
This book is so very funny!
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