Friday 6 January 2017

A Kiss for Little Bear - Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak - Little Bear Book 5

A Kiss for Little Bear 
Little Bear #5
Else Holmelund Minarik
Maurice Sendak
Harper Collins
ISBN 9780064440509 

My son seems to have fallen in love with the Little Bear Books. There was one in a box set we purchased last year and since that time he has bought himself a few more and read the rest from the library. But of all the little bear books this is the one he picks up most often to read, after as an extra after doing our normal reading for the day. But my son has shown no interest in other books by Else Holmelund Minarik when I have pointed them out at the library or the book store.

Unlike book 1 in this series this is a single story. As opposed to four separate stories each in their own chapter. But we also meet so many other characters that are not in the other stories. My son loves that the kiss keeps getting passed back and forth until it gets from Grandma to Little Bear. He also loved that Hen said no to a return kiss because it is so complicated. But the kiss does lead to a wedding and Little Bear and all his friends get dressed up for the occasion.

Any book that my children like to read over and over again is a winner in my books, especially since we are now at the point where my son can read this whole book to be. The little bear stories are really fun. These books are geared for young readers ages 4-8 buy can be enjoyed by younger and older readers. In fact I have read this even with my tween and she thought the story was fun.

The illustrations by Sendak are amazing and my son loves going over them again and again. They are good wholesome stories. I can really appreciate the sentiment in these books. I remember having read these book to my youngest brother many year ago and they are just as entertaining today.

A wonderful book in a great series!

Little Bear Books:
Little Bear
Father Bear Comes Home
Little Bear's Friend
Little Bear's Visit
A Kiss for Little Bear

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