New or Newish Bear Books
Bear Despair, by Gaëtan Dorémus (Enchanted Lion Books 2012) In this wordless picture book, a wolf takes a bear's teddy bear, which is not a good idea. The bear is so determined to get its teddy bear back that he chases down the wolf and all subsequent animals that taunt him or take away the bear, gobbling them up one by one. Drawn in cross-hatched ink, the illustrations are primal and emotive, but never really scary, and rest assured, there's a happy ending.
What's your favorite bear picture book?
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