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Old Bear Hardcover – 25 Apr 1991


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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson; Miniature ed edition (25 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091764068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091764067
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.8 x 13.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bramwell Bear remembers his friend Old Bear, who used to live with them in the Playroom, but is now banished to the attic. Bramwell and his friends Little Bear, Duck and Rabbit attempt to rescue him using a number of ingenious methods. Eventually, with the aid of a toy aeroplane, the rescue is effected and Old Bear joins his friends in the Playroom. Jane Hissey's comforting nursery world is wonderfully evoked in her delightful colour illustrations, which are full of warmth and vitality. This is an endearing book to share with young children. --Philippa Reece --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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." . . Printed on high-quality matte stock that does justice to Hissey's elegant, photo-realistic colored-pencil illustrations, this volume is a work of art. The story is simply and succinctly told, and the toys are both clever and cooperative, making this a book that will appeal to both parents and children. Libraries with well-worn original copies would do well to update with this edition." "--Booklist " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By linz1969@aol.com on 17 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback
This beautifully illustrated book should capture the imagination of every child who loves their toys.
Old bear is a wonderful fragile bear who was put in the attic for safe keeping until the children were old enough to take care of him. Unfortunately, he seems to have been forgotten about and his friends in the nursery take it upon themselves to rescue him - no mean feat for a toy rabbit, a duck, a small teddy bear and a medium sized bear!
Not only is this a delightful story that children will love time and time again, but it also teaches them to take care of their toys and to treat them with respect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Nov. 2003
Format: Paperback
The nursery's stuffed toys decide they need to rescue "Old Bear" from the attic where he had been put for safekeeping but now has been forgotten. The story is about how the toys set about getting him out from up there. Each animal comes up with an idea but in the end only one works out.
There are some books that I feel one cannot dislike and this is one of them. I've been reading it to my five year old for four years now and he still gets moved by it. A lovely, sweet book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
Old Bear was the first Little Bear book I read and is still a firm favourite ten years later. The lovely pictures and well written prose tells the story of how the toys try to get high up into the attic to rescue Old Bear; it's a charming story and the pictures are still as detailed and entertaining as ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katharine Kirby TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Sept. 2009
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What a charming story - beautifully illustrated. It has been read and re read over and over, happily and with great pleasure. It even inspired my grandson and I to open our attic door and lo and behold there, as in 'Old Bear' , sat an ancient teddy waiting to be loved again by a new generation. Perfect!
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This was the first book in the series I bought for my daughter when she was about 2 years old and she loved it. I was so pleased when I managed to find it when my grandson turned 2. He loves it too. Nice story, well written and easy to read as well as use the lovely pictures to make up your own tales with the child.
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Format: Board book
Simplified version of this lovely story with the same beautiful illustrations in a book robust enough for a 2 year old. She loves it too!
The one I ordered was pre-loved, so there were a few dents in the cover and some darkening of the edges, but my niece hasn't noticed! Very good purchase.
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By sue pattison on 3 April 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bought for my granddaughter this is a delightful little book I will enjoy reading it to her the illustrations are beautiful and in very good condition for a used book such a bargain and good delivery will buy again in future
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By Rhian on 30 Nov. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Good condition as it was used, quick delivery.
It is such a sweet story about a bear who had been forgotten up in the attic, so all his toy friends set about rescuing him!!
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