Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pick of the Week: Ask Mr. Bear

Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1932)
This week's pick is an "oldie but goodie." I was reminded of this book this week when a patron approached me at the reference desk looking for this book from her childhood. Marjorie Flack's book is a simple, classic cumulative tale about a little boy, Danny, in search of just the right present for his mother's birthday. He asks a series of animals, but each one offers something they can provide (milk and cream from Mrs. Cow; feathers to make a fine pillow from Mrs. Goose), but Danny is sure his mother already has these things. When he's finally meets a bear, who whispers an idea into his ear, Danny has found the perfect gift for her!

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