Old Bear by Jane Hissey5 stars for illustrations, 3 stars for story.
Jane Hisseys illustrations are absolutely marvelous! So warm and cuddly and realistic; the old bear looks so sweet, worn and real, I felt like I could reach out and touch his soft fur. I really loved this for the illustrations. The story itself is a bit too long-winded and I didnt really sense anything special in the voice; I imagine if Hissey was trying to get into picture books today they would have paired her with another author or else pared down her text quite a bit. Still, its a nice story of friendship and the value of old things but the real merit here is the illustrations. Ill be on the look out for more of Hisseys work.
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[(Little Bear's Bedtime)] [ By (author) Jane Hissey ] [April, 2014] by Jane Hissey
Sign in. Watch now. A strange noise at the door is the start of a new friendship for Old Bear and his chums. The newcomer is a lively dog called Ruff. When the toys discover that Ruff is seven but has never had a birthday they give him a week long one. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.
As a child growing up in Norfolk, Jane developed a love for writing and drawing. Her holidays were spent wandering fields and lanes, conjuring up fantastical worlds with pen. Her holidays were spent wandering fields and lanes, conjuring up fantastical worlds with pencil and sketchbook. Inspired by a childhood teddy bear given to her by her grandmother, Jane has written and illustrated more than 20 picture books featuring Old Bear. Her tales of adventure and discovery are both heartwarming and fun, captivating the imaginations of children and adults alike. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Old Bear and Friends is a popular series of children's books written by British author and illustrator Jane Hissey. The animals at the playroom have remembered that Old Bear disappeared long ago. He has been put into the loft. They rescue him and bring him back down to the playroom. He becomes the most respected toy and guides the others in their many adventures.