Synopses & Reviews
Upon its 1954 debut, the cuddly classic Beady Bear
was praised by The New York Times
as "the kind of book small children will delight in." Don Freeman, author of another acclaimed children's story, Corduroy,
recounts the whimsically illustrated tale of a wind-up toy who longs to live like a real bear. When Beady learns that bears are brave and live in caves, he resolves to give it a try ― and discovers that being real is actually about loving and being loved.
This longtime favorite is presented for the first time with its previously unpublished sequel, Beady's Pillow, another heartwarming charmer only recently discovered by the author's son. Beady's friend Thayer sets out to retrieve a pillow that the adventurous bear has lost, and when he disappears into a cave and doesn't come out, Beady has a chance to prove his bravery.
"The kind of book small children will delight in," noted The New York Times of this whimsically illustrated tale of a toy that longs to live like a real bear. Also includes the previously unpublished sequel Beady's Pillow.
"The kind of book small children will delight in," noted The New York Times of this cuddly classic by the bestselling author of Corduroy. The whimsically illustrated tale of a wind-up toy that longs to live like a real bear is now presented with the unpublished sequel Beady's Pillow, another heart-tugging charmer only recently discovered by Freeman's son.
About the Author
Don Freeman is known to many as the author of Corduroy and other children's books. He is also famed as a graphic artist who vividly portrayed the street life and theater world of New York City in the 1930s and '40s. He studied etching with John Sloan and frequently portrayed subjects from Broadway theater, politics, and the circus.