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Name that children's Christmas book!

Post by One of the Mad Ones » September 9th, 2010, 12:30 am

For the better part of my life, I've been trying to find the title of a book my mother used to read to my brother and me. Neither of them remember the title, only the story. I even offer extra credit to my students, to no success so far. It's a picture book, thin pages (so whatever age they go to longer stories but keep it centered around pictures), about a bear and some kind of small animal (squirrel, chipmunk, mouse, something) who make each other Christmas gifts. The bear makes a scarf for the small animal, but it's too large, so the little guy uses it as a blanket. He makes mittens for the bear, but they're too small, so the bear wears them as ear muffs.

Sound familiar to anyone? I've searched Amazon (though not all 14,000 results). I've tried those book finder sites. I've asked all my acquaintances. It's like it never existed. And no, it's not Bear's First Christmas or Wake Up Bear It's Christmas or Bear's Stays Up for Christmas, which are apparently much more popular bear-related Christmas books. I can't keep searching! It's like constantly having a word on the tip of my tongue.

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Re: Name that children's Christmas book!

Post by Down the well » September 9th, 2010, 9:56 am

Sorry, no. It sounds delightful, though. What a cute story.

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Re: Name that children's Christmas book!

Post by Mira » September 9th, 2010, 12:24 pm

How sweet!

Sorry, haven't heard of it - but good luck!

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Post by One of the Mad Ones » September 9th, 2010, 5:27 pm

It was very cute. Thanks for reading my post anyway! :)

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Post by marilyn peake » September 9th, 2010, 7:01 pm

Is it this book? ... MERRY CHRISTMAS, BIG HUNGRY BEAR! http://www.audreywood.com/mac_site/BHB/about.html
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Post by One of the Mad Ones » September 9th, 2010, 7:25 pm

marilyn peake wrote:Is it this book? ... MERRY CHRISTMAS, BIG HUNGRY BEAR! http://www.audreywood.com/mac_site/BHB/about.html
Alas, it is not. But thank you for your input!

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Post by marilyn peake » September 9th, 2010, 7:47 pm

One of the Mad Ones,

So sorry. Wish we could figure out which book it is for you.
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Post by sierramcconnell » September 10th, 2010, 1:22 pm

It does sound awful sweet. I don't know of anything off hand, but I'll keep a look out when I hit Goodwill and junk stores. Have you tried to make up names for it? Like 'Bear Makes a Blanket' or something to see if hits come up?
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Post by Rhonda » September 10th, 2010, 4:52 pm

What you described sounds similar to "Bear Stays Up," so I looked that one up and found this one http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Bear-Its-Chr ... 767&sr=1-1. There's not much of a description of it, but it seems like it at least has the possibility of being the book you're looking for.

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Post by sierramcconnell » September 10th, 2010, 6:32 pm

But in the original post, the OP said it wasn't. :3
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Post by Rhonda » September 10th, 2010, 8:24 pm

Oops. And I was just talking with some friends today about that test passed out at schools that says, "Read all directions before proceeding," and if you did, you would end up going straight to the bottom of the page and not answering any of the questions. Guess I still haven't learned!

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Re: Name that children's Christmas book!

Post by Mira » September 28th, 2010, 1:02 pm

Did we ever figure out this book? Just wondering - I'm curious myself what it's called.

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Post by unwieldy » September 28th, 2010, 3:28 pm

Is it A Gift from the Lonely Doll? I think my mother used to have several of these books. The style looks familiar anyway.

Part of this particular story is up on Google Books.

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Post by One of the Mad Ones » September 28th, 2010, 7:09 pm

unwieldy wrote:Is it A Gift from the Lonely Doll? I think my mother used to have several of these books. The style looks familiar anyway.

Part of this particular story is up on Google Books.
Nope, but thanks for trying!

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