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The Little Bear Treasury: Little Bear/ Little Bear's Friend/ Little Bear's Visit

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  751 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Hardcover collection.
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1982)
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Douglas Cootey
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: picture book lovers
Recommended to Douglas by: Mum
Shelves: inspiring-2015
This is an adorable collection and a favorite of all four of my girls. Oddly, only three of the five Little Bear books are included in this treasury. Sendak's artwork is delightful, but sometimes people forget that he only illustrated the books. Else Minarik's narration is whimsical, warm, and reminiscent of a forgotten time. I imagine it was quaint and old fashioned when "Little Bear" was first published in the late 50s, but Minarik's cleverness gives these stories a timeless quality that is cl ...more
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Sweet. touching stories with absolutely beautiful illustrations. Whether or not you have a "little bear" in your life, these books are wonderful.

> update... had some time with my little bear yesterday to read this with him. He's just learned the word "birthday", so he really like the Birthday Soup story, which has always been a favourite of mine too.
P.S. Winn
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book with cute stories, fun illustrations and an excellent book for parents and grandparents to share with the young ones they love.
Margo Martin
The book Little Bear’s Visit written by Else Holmelund Minarik is a chapter book that includes four different chapters. In the first chapter, ‘Grandmother and Grandfather bear’, little bear goes to visit his grandparents where they feed him all types of good food, such as cake and cookies and milk and honey. Then, little bear and grandfather sit down outside where little bear wants grandfather to read him a story, but upon his return, he is already asleep. Little bear then goes on to find his gr ...more
This treasury included three books, "Little Bear," "Little Bear's Friend" and the Caldecott Honor book for 1962, "Little Bear's Visit". Apparently I had read "Little Bear", the first book in this treasury, back in 2009 but didn't remember it. Oh well, it wasn't any better the second time. I know this series is really popular but I just didn't like it. The text flow was off and the stories were awkward. The illustrations by Maurice Sendak are pretty much the treasury's only redeeming quality. I l ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Currently reading this book. We just finished Wind in the Willows, and this book is going to ZOOM right on by us. I was hoping it was going to be 1/2 in the middle of Wind in the Willows & 1/2 between Frog & Toad are friends. Only cause I'm tired of reading Frog & Toad. <3 them don't get me wrong, it's tiresome reading it 1000 times tho. This is a very very easy book to read. Surely the kids can DIY on this one & leave me out of it. ;)
Lucia Benzor
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Okay so I only read Little Bear's visit but it wasn't there by itself. This was funny, easy to read, and a classic. You can't find books written like this anymore. Even the pictures, because the book is old, can give reader's insight as to how things used to be in the olden days. Funny!
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: little-bear
This book contains three of the Little Bear stories. I love every one of these stories and can remember reading them when I was little. The three stories are Little Bear, Little Bear's Friend, and Little Bear's Visit.
Story Revolution
To celebrate Little Bear's thirty-fifth anniversary, three paperback editions in the seriesLittle Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear's Visithave been slipcased in a boxed gift set for a whole new generation of children.

Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: collections
I will never forget Little Bear. Probably some of my earliest childhood memories, and a time of literally 100% pure innocence.

Oct 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some of my absolute favorite early readers.
Jan 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, how I love Little Bear and his family & friends! This author is really in tune with how little people see the world ~ it's a delightful read and you don't have to have children to enjoy it.
Aug 11, 2009 added it
I never get tired of Little Bear! And now Michaela is reading a few words, too!
Aug 09, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book with illustrations by Maurice Sendak (who did Where the Wild Things Are).
Sarah Davis
I loved the Little Bear books when I was a child. I also read these books to my children, but they preferred the NickJr "Little Bear" show. Ah well
Hannah Thill
May 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The illustrations are worth looking at.
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
early reader set, have the set that i own, and they were in the library for early elementary education
May 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
These books are wonderful--they teach many things we want our children to learn and they are good for beginning readers--the drawings are great.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Caleb (5) liked it well enough. But I was surprised at how well it held Jacob's attention at age 3. He loved it. Maybe because he is my Osito :)
May 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite books when I was a little kid. I read and reread this collection more times than I can count. The pictures from the book are still clear as day in my memory.
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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
More about Else Holmelund Minarik...