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this week's library book

I've been slowly making my way through the Caldecott winners, and came upon this little treasure.. The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward. I warn you that this book does involve a child carrying a large gun and attempting to shoot innocent bears, but somehow I still find it all very charming. Winner of the Caldecott in 1953, and deservedly so.. the illustrations are lovely.


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i am so happy to come across your blog! what a breath of fresh air. i look forward to future library books. i also love crafty things so i linked to you on my own blog, zenbebe.blogspot.com. thanks!

09.14.2008 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

I love the illustrations-- we got this one before Tate was born. The ending at least turns out sweet with no casualties.

09.15.2008 | Unregistered Commenterscout

I grew up with this book (my brother's favorite) and recently found a copy for my own kids. somehow I had forgotten the gun bits and just remembered the *feeling* of the book. it took me a minute, but I decided to read it to them anyway. I agree; sweet book & great illustrations nonetheless :)

09.15.2008 | Unregistered Commenterpaperedtogether

Thanks so much for including the link to other C. award winners. What a great list to work our way through!

09.16.2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteph D

Ahhh... 1953... children carrying guns and hunting, men slapping their secretaries behinds... I'm glad its 2008.

09.16.2008 | Unregistered CommenterSasha

It was my dad's favorite book when he was a little boy. My parents gave it to Thomas for his last birthday and it's now his #1 choice.

09.17.2008 | Unregistered Commenterem

It's one of my son's favorite books as well.

09.22.2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I miss library books. The smell, the feel. I think I should renew my library card.

09.22.2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Zerr

I just bought this book for my nephew's birthday! I love the illustrations! :)

09.22.2008 | Unregistered Commentermelanie

I found this book at a library book sale and snatched it up just for the illustrations!

09.27.2008 | Unregistered CommenterSugarChill

i loved this book as a kid, i gave it a look a couple years ago and was shocked because the story is rather sad, but still love it, as a teenager i used it to keep flowers between the pages.

04.25.2009 | Unregistered CommentermarisolMX

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