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What Bear Likes Best

Rhymes for children

Translated by Alistair Beaton
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The first in the series of three adorable vintage books of rhymes from Erwin Moser featuring a comical crew of animals.

The eagle’s sitting on her nest. A walk is what the bear loves best.

What do a sheepdog and fox, a stork and a leopard, and an octopus and an ostrich have in common? The solution is simple: Erwin Moser depicts them all with ingenious rhymes and portrays them in typical and unusual situations in eleven playful spreads. Above all, the great warmth and clever wit of Erwin Moser is spoken via his illustrations. Through juxtapositions of two animals on each spread, he tells a whole story.

Like no other, Erwin Moser mastered line art drawing. His style with the fine contours and bright colors and the sophisticated rhymes make these stories a great pleasure even for the youngest.

Also in the series:

What Cat Likes Best

What Hedgehog Likes Best

About The Author

Erwin Moser was born in Vienna, Austria in 1954 and grew up in a village on Lake Neusiedl. He trained as a typesetter, and in 1980 began to create and illustrate his enchanting tales. For more than thirty years he published numerous children’s picture books, for which he received many awards and was shortlisted for the German Youth Literature Prize. His books, imaginatively written and illustrated, are remarkable for their warmheartedness and have earned their place in the canon of German-language literature for children and young adults. In 2014 the Erwin Moser Museum was opened in his home village of Gols. Erwin Moser died in 2017.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (April 4, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735845152
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6

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"...gentle rhythm well suited to getting kids to wind down for the night."

– Kirkus Reviews, on What Cat Likes Best

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