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Mr. Bear Squash-You-All-Flat
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...more
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
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!)
Nov 07, 2014 Edward Creter rated it 4 of 5 stars
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!