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Mama's Little Bears

by Tafuri, Nancy.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
Available (16)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB TAFURI
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Theme Collection TC ANIMAL
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB TAFURI Nancy
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CLP - West End Children's Picture Books qj Fic Tafuri,
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Clairton Public Library Picture Books JP T
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je T
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Dormont Public Library Animals ANIMALS TAFU
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea TAFURI
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC TAFURI
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j TAF
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Picture Books E TAF BEARS
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Noncirculating (1)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Professional Collection j Fic Tafuri,
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Summary
A story of independence and reassurance from top-selling author-illustrator Nancy Tafuri, three Little Bears explore their forest home, yet never wander too far from the security of their Mama.

One afternoon, Mama is teaching her three Little Bears how to fish. But in a forest full of surprises, the cubs are too curious to stay in one place for very long! Every rock and tree offers a new, exciting discovery, drawing Little Bears further and further away from the river. Yet no matter where they wander, Little Bears are never too far from their Mama's watchful eye.

Nancy Tafuri's trademark watercolor style creates a playful, gentle world for this minimally-worded story of early independence and loving reassurance.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 1-4. After fishing with Mama, three bear cubs venture out of the water and into the surrounding hills and forest. The inquisitive cubs discover other animal mamas with their young as they upturn rocks, peer into caves, and peek inside logs. Children must turn the book vertically to accompany the curious trio as they climb a tall tree, where, at the top, they are startled into a hasty retreat by an owl guarding her nest. Down the tree they scramble and into the arms of a welcoming mama, who is always visible in the background of each double-page spread, watching out for her cubs. In her characteristic, child-friendly style, Tafuri matches large-print, simply phrased text to expressive, uncluttered paintings worked in watercolor enriched with pastel. Children will love this animal adventure, which begins and ends safely under Mama's watchful eye and within her secure hug. --Ellen Mandel"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Tafuri's (I Love You, Little One) skilled watercolor-and-pastel drawings feature a trio of toddler bears who run off from their mother to explore the wide world. At each turn of the page, the brief text directs readers' attention to the innocent wonders the cubs discover: "What's under here?" three green lizards hiding under a rock. "What's down there?" a gray mouse family peering up from a hollow log. Unfortunately, the preschool lesson on prepositions grows needlessly complicated at the climax of the story. "What's up there?" the text asks as the bears stand at the base of a tree. To find the answer, young readers must turn the book sideways and right-side-up several times. Finally, when the owl at the top of the tree startles the inquisitive cubs, they shout for their "Mama!," who provides a gently reassuring, four-bear hug. Tafuri's illustrations are cheery even the fish being eaten by one of the cubs seems to be smiling and the statue-like owl seems to puzzle the bears more than frighten them. Like real-life toddlers, the cubs exult in their independence, but careful readers will notice Mama Bear watching over them the whole time. Ages 1-6. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bears -- Fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0439273110
0439273129 (pbk.)
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