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Synopsis: Bear lives with Clara but misses having a father and goes in search of one at the beach.
From Kirkus Reviews: A depressing fable about Clara's toy bear who longs in vain for a father and makes futile gestures to reach him: ``message after message in paper ships'' and a sand sculpture (``It is a hard thing to watch your father wash away''). When Bear describes his father to the sea, to a dolphin, and then to the ducks as ``someone who loves me just as I am,'' the ducks reply, ``No one's ever loved us as much as that.'' A clam is just as discouraging. It's left to the hermit crab (``tapping his borrowed shell'') to point out Bear's father in the night sky and speak the story's message: ``Some of us make our homes where we find them.'' That would be reassuring if it didn't sound euphemistic for ``settling for what you can get.'' Clara's presence at the end musters only cold comfort. (Picture book. 4-6) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Bear at the Beach
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description North-South Books, Incorporated. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G1558585702I5N10
Book Description North-South, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1558585702
Book Description Book Condition: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # 97815585857062.0