- Night Night, Cuddly Bear
"It was bedtime and Joe started playing his Cuddly Bear game," begins Waddell's (Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?)
- Orange Pear Apple Bear
Some of the vignettes are semi-reality based: the bear juggles the fruit ("Apple, bear, orange, pear") and balances all three pieces on his nose ("Orange, pear, apple, bear").
- Bear Make Den
Joyner renders Bear in a broad cartoon style that may bring to mind Yogi Bear with a stronger moral character.
- Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
But Big Bear can't quite make out Old Man Winter's recurring suggestionâ"Sleep, Big Bear, sleep"âand instead hears all manner of like-sounding phrases such as "Drive a jeep, Big Bear, drive a jeep," or "Climb a mountain steep, Big B
- The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
When Felix, a renowned explorer, flouts the rules and takes Stella on a joint expedition with the Polar Bear and Ocean Squid Explorers’ Clubs to venture to the coldest part of the Icelands, her adventure begins.
- Helen the Hungry Bear
"From the very beginning, Helen's mother knew that Helen was a Hungry Bear.''
- Teddy Bear Math
The colorful, chunky bears that first appeared in Teddy Bear Counting introduce more advanced concepts like estimation, graphing, division, and multiplication in this squat book.
- Teddy Bear Counting
The bears also form basic shapes, before bears begin to leave to explore subtraction.
- Bizzy Bear: Spooky House
Writing in rhymes with a “Pat-a-cake” cadence (“Bizzy Bear, Bizzy Bear, creaky stair./ Bizzy Bear, Bizzy Bear, what’s that there?”)
- Ben Loves Bear
- Where Is Friendship Bear?
Readers are introduced to a cast of colorful patchwork bears with various touch-and-feel characteristics—imagine the Grateful Dead's dancing bears, but even trippier—as Love Bear searches for his eponymous friend.
- BEAR STAYS UP FOR CHRISTMAS
(Not a certain Bear.)
- Bear Sees Colors
The next spread is a riot of blue, with Bear splashing in a river while flowers, fish, butterflies, and fruit offer readers many opportunities to “spy blue with Bear.”
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The one overly precious touch is the continued reference to the baby bear as a "a little, small, wee bear.''
- Dog and Bear Hit the Road
A third Dog and Bear adventure, Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready, is scheduled for September publication.