Welcome home, bear. When Sosha spots Mister Bear at a yard sale, he is shaggy and worn and has a big hole in his side. But the old teddy bear captures Sosha's heart, and she cannot leave him behind. She takes him home, and with a little bit of thread, some soap, and new clothes, Mister Bear is as good as new -- and Sosha has a new best friend!
Sylvie Wickstrom's appealing picture book is perfect for anyone who believes that special friends can be found in the most unlikely places, and for anyone who has ever loved a shaggy old bear.
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Sylvie Wickstrom is the author and illustrator of several books for children. I Love You, Mister Bear was inspired by Ms. Wickstrom's daughter, Sosha, who once rescued her own Mister Bear from a local yard sale. The original Mister Bear now keeps Ms. Wickstrom company in her studio while she writes and illustrates her picture books.
Sylvie Wickstrom grew up in France and now lives in Albany, New York.From Booklist:
PreS-Gr. 1. When Sosha finds a bedraggled stuffed bear at a yard sale, her father dissuades her from buying it. Later at the park, all she can think about is Bear. They rush back, rescue him, and take him home. There, Sosha and her mother mend him, give him a bath, and outfit him in new clothes. Sosha's satisfaction in caring for Bear echoes the good-natured sensitivity her parents show for her concerns. Large white pages form the backdrop for the bold black outlines and painterly application of color that give Wickstrom's illustrations their distinctive look. The figures are easy to discern, even for the youngest eyes, and the setting of Sosha's world has elements that will look familiar to many preschoolers. Well suited to reading aloud, this endearing story is simply told from the child's point of view and illustrated with affection and panache. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2003. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060293322
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