- BEAR V. SHARK
The premise is simple: "Bear v.
- DUSTY LOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
So it comes as no surprise that this spunky gal hardly minds her manners while breaking into and entering the log cabin of the bear family (consisting of a "little bitty bear cub, just knee-high to a bumblebee,... a mild-mannered middle-size mama... and a great
- The Bear Who Shared
"eing a wise bear, Norris knew that plorringes were the best fruit of all."
- The Bravest Ever Bear
As part of his reward, the victorious bear receives the princess's hand in marriage, though the pigtailed royal will have none of it ("Anyway, I'm not marrying a bear").
- We're Going on a Bear Hunt
The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud and, of course, finally sees the bear, who chases them all back to their home.
- The Bear Bryant Funeral Train
The title story is a surprising tale of corporate espionage in some future time, grounded in the mythos of Bear Bryant, which ends this rich collection on a strange and fitting note of triumph.
- Brother Hugo and the Bear
In a medieval twist on the homework-eating dog, Brother Hugo confesses to his abbot that a bear has eaten his borrowed copy of St.
- In a Minute, Mama Bear
By the time they’re finally in the car, Mama Bear’s patience is gone, and she’s turned into a shouting, honking driver.
- The Very Cranky Bear
In the end, it’s “plain” and quiet Sheep who comes up with a selfless gesture that soothes Bear and wins the day.
- Bear of My Heart
During a sunny day together, a parent bear (the gender is never specified) tells its cub all the ways in which the little one is "the bear of my heart, dear,/ and I am the one who loves you."
- Otto the Book Bear
Otto doesn’t become the size of a real bear, however: he remains book-sized.
- What's That Sound, Woolly Bear?
At last, Woolly Bear finds the perfect patch of leaves, and spins a bed from which she will emerge, amazingly transformed into a tiger moth.
- My Bear Griz
Newcomer McGinniss spins a fantasy about a boy’s ideal pet: a docile and obliging grizzly bear.
- A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
The boy simply climbs into the bear’s boat, asks for a ride “Just over to the other side, please,” and off they go.
- The Bear and the Bird King
When Bear insults the king of the birds' fledglings (``You look like plain old nasty children to me''), a full-scale war erupts between beasts and birds.