Little Bear and his friends are on hand to welcome Father Bear home from his fishing trip. ‘Little Bear has endeared himself as a character with irresistible, child-like charm.’ —H. Notable Children's Books of 1940–1970 (ALA)1960 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1959 (NYT)
Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. The book's publication, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in New Hampshire.