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Thank you Bear

by Foley, Greg E., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 25 Libraries 25 of 28 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB FOLEY
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Summary
Early one morning, a little bear found a little box.

He looked inside. Then he exclaimed,

"Why, it's the greatest thing ever! Mouse will love this."

Bear's friends aren't so sure of his newfound treasure, however. "That's not so great," says Monkey. "I've seen those before," says Owl. And by the time Bear finds Mouse, his own doubts have grown. But Mouse has the last say when he looks inside the little box. "It is the greatest thing ever," he tells his friend. "Thank you, Bear."

Part mystery, part fable, this deceptively simple story of true friendship is perfect for the very youngest reader. It is sure to tug at your heart.

Good Luck Bear is the 2008 winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Pleased to find a small, empty box, Bear calls it the greatest thing ever! and he decides to take it to his friend Mouse. Along the way, he meets Monkey, Owl, Fox, Elephant, Squirrel, and Rabbit, but no one really appreciates his find. Bear begins to doubt his earlier enthusiasm until Mouse comes along. After listening to Bear and exploring the box inside and out, Mouse pronounces it the greatest thing ever! and curls up inside it for a nap. Designed and illustrated with a minimum of fuss, the book can be enjoyed by very young children, while somewhat older ones may want to talk about how they feel when others don't value the things they treasure. In his first picture book, author-illustrator Foley shows unusual restraint in letting essential lines, areas of flat color, and a little stippled shading illustrate the equally spare text. In an age of visual glitz, this simple picture book speaks in a refreshingly unpretentious way. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Foley, making his children's book debut, is an award-winning graphic designer and the creative director for the hipster-fashionista bibles Visionaire, V and VMan. His simple story concerns "a little bear [who] found a little box." The cub thinks it is "the greatest thing ever!" But on his way to presenting the box to his friend Mouse, the furry hero meets up with naysayers whose discouragement ranges from "I've seen those before" (an owl) to "You're holding it the wrong way" (a fox). But Mouse looks at the box "this way and that," and agrees with his pal's original rave, to the letter. Mouse gratefully makes the box his new home (hence, the title). Foley combines an energetic ink line with pleasingly off-register washes of muted color, giving his pages a handsome, retro look. He strips down the story and the illustrations to their essence, allowing toddlers to place themselves in the cub's position, and rejoice when his best friend appreciates his gift-a box just right for Mouse to make his own. Ages 3-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bears -- Juvenile fiction.
Gifts -- Juvenile fiction.
Boxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Gifts -- Fiction.
Boxes -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Viking,2007
Audience 002-up.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780670061655 (hardcover)
0670061654 (hardcover)
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