A Kiss for Little Bear
A Kiss for Little Bear

A Kiss for Little Bear

Written by Else Holmelund Minarik & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Part of the Little Bear Book Series
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4 - 8
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Sep 25, 1968
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Little Bear is so pleased with the picture he has drawn that he asks Hen to take it to his grandmother. Grandmother is so happy with it that she sends him back a thank-you kiss. How the kiss is passed from Grandmother, to Hen, to Cat, to Little Skunk, to a pretty girl skunk, and back to Little Skunk, and how eventually it comes again to Hen and finally to Little Bear will delight children just learning to read. Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak, the creators of the first Little Bear book for beginning readers, once again blend their extraordinary talents in a tender story filled with warmth and laughter. This beloved classic is an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.

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    September 25, 1968
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    4 - 8 years
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