Real Bears and Teddy Bears.
The Shoe Shop bears now have a good home, and so they set out to rescue the toy animals in the dump from the flood which threatens their makeshift home. The wise old elephant Hannibal helps make the move. "one of the best toy-world stories I have read for years... Ingenious plot, superb characterization.." Naomi Lewis. The price is kind of a mystery to us!
Detailed surrealistic pictures show the bear's somber fate. While he sleeps, a factory is built over his winter den; he wakes and is put to endless work. A sophisticated rendition inspired by a light book by Frank Tashlin.
A wonderful cover painting with Nenook standing on an iceberg and roaring, ice and sea all around, kind of a sparkly texture. How Father and Mother polar bear brought up little Nanook.
A collection of the remaining stories dictated to her father by Ashford at 8 yrs. including Daisy's "most imposing novel", The Hangman's Daughter, together with The Jealous Governes by her sister Angela Ashford, and a preface by Irvin S. Cobb.
"Sure of a welcome before you so much as open the book. The pictures and adaptations are by the same hand, and full of the delicious, chubby attractiveness which only little bears possess. Mother Goose lends herself very readily to a Teddy Bear interpretation, and the colored full-page illustrations and line decorations will delight the children beyond measure." From a 1907 review that holds just as true today. These gently coloured and adapted Steiff bear photos, Teddy's family album, delightfully illustrate verses like "Little Ted Horner/Sat in a corner.." Published just as Teddy's bears became teddy bears, and a lasting part of American culture. The author, a young Colorado postcard artist, apparently never wrote another children's book, but what a fine one this is! NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
Sold away from their parents' circus to be trained by a drunken clown, the little bears manage to escape, and, after a long search on their bicycles, encounter Mr. and Mrs. Bruin on the beach. Darling little bears, gentle humour, happy ending. One of only two books by the California teacher and artist, Fredrika or Frederica Grosvenor, somewhat in the style of G. H. Thompson, with finer line and minimal clothing. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
A somewhat tongue in cheek guide to good manners, with a very charming polar bear!
Funny, naturalistic animals, most undressed but using fishing rods, glasses, newspapers, fiddles, brooms, etc in the style of Thompson but more delicate. Bright chromolithos and amusing text (the tiger twirling his whiskers in his second hand clothing store "T for Tiger - keep away!/For it eats a man a day") Grosvenor (b. NY 1852- d. Geneva 1920) was a member of San Francisco society who later moved to Los Angeles. Her rare surviving works include paintings and tapestry as well as her other book, also 1905, A Very Small Tale of Two Very Small Bears (also as Fredrika). NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
The snowy day of very appealing little polar bear and his brother in his daily life, ending with him asleep and dreaming, his little orange slippers by his side. These books, reissued from 1949 to 1955, have their own style, paper boards rather than pasted on plates, jackets, and, with this title, fewer illustrations. (Bode #94)
A very huggable bear cub with his tongue sticking out tells his story from the time his mother lost him to his permanent residence in the zoo. The flap lifts to reveal the underside of the bear's muzzle. One of a series of Life Stories which includes P. Uppy and E. Lephant.