Today's book is the sweet, Mr. Bear's House by Fenella Rothe, illustrated by Clare McKinley, and published in 1953. I just adore the precious illustrations of all the cute forest animals!!
This is a story about a fat brown bear, Mr. Bear, who wants his own house, after watching a carpenter work away on a new home!
Mr. Bear decides to start collecting materials, to build his own house. I love his precious face!!
Here come all his sweet forest friends!!
All of his forest friends were concerned about the noise he was making. So, they start to give him ideas of how they build their homes.
The beavers suggested putting mud in the cracks of his new walls, so the wind wouldn't blow them down. So kind! ;)
Are these not the sweetest rabbits you have ever laid your eyes on!!
I had to enlarge it for you, because they are just so precious with their rosy cheeks, and long eyelashes!! What a cute decal this would be!!
The pretty birds come over to help him put a roof on his house!
This is a fun illustration of the birds dropping the hay for Mr. Bear's new roof! I just love the little blue birds!!
Mr. Bear is so happy that his house really looked like a house!! The sweet rabbit told him that the rain could come in the windows, so he decides to ask the carpenter what he should do!
Who has never met a sweet talking bear before.. silly carpenter! ;)
The carpenter begins to tell Mr. Bear how to make a window. The carpenter is amazed that Mr. Bear has his own home, and says he will help out the windows in!! Yay, for Mr. Bear!
They take a sweet stroll through the forest to Mr. Bear's house. He is shocked, "Unbelievable!" he exclaimed. "Why, if I hadn't seen it myself, I would never have believed it."
The carpenter agreed to do the windows for Mr. Bear, and was there the next morning to put them in! What a friendly and generous carpenter!
Mr. Bear was almost finished with his new home. He needed to build some chairs and a table to make it complete. After it was all done, Mr. Bear threw a big party to celebrate!! "Ah, happy day!" sighed Mr. Bear."