cover image Henry Bear's Park

Henry Bear's Park

David M. McPhail. Atheneum Books, $16.95 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-689-83967-2

In Henry Bear's Park (1976) by David McPhail, the young ursine hero takes care of a park while his father flies off on a balloon trip. Henry lovingly tends the park, until he is hoodwinked by a pig who pretends he can help find Henry's long-absent Poppa. Humorous details fill McPhail's original line art, now infused with intense washes of color by John O'Connor. .