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Handprint Books


By Nancy Markham Alberts,Illustrations by John Butler


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Is there a stratagem for delaying bedtime unknown to children? Possibly not, but the small bear in Nancy Markham Alberts' captivating text wants to climb a tree, search for honey, and catch a fish— decidedly a different way to avoid going to bed! Kind, loving mother bear acquiesces, much to the young bear's surprise. Observant readers will know exactly why the young bear is allowed to stay up and live out their best hopes for putting off the inevitable.

Acclaimed for the beauty of this paintings of the animal world, John Butler's remarkable talent is enhanced by a translucent flocking technique that renders the lovely paintings wonderfully soft-to-the-touch. Like Bless This Mouse (Handprint), also illustrated by John Butler, this book is an exquisite tactile experience to share at bedtime.

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Size: 9-1/4 x 9-1/4 in;
Pages: 24 pp;
ages 18 months - 4 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2007
ISBN: 9781593541958
ISBN10: 1593541953
Nancy Markham Alberts (1949-2006) was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and attended Westminster College and the University of Pittsburgh. She was the author of several books for children and taught writing for children at Chatham College and Seton Hall University. She lived with her husband in White Oak, PA.

John Butler has illustrated over fifty children's books—among them Bless This Mouse (Handprint)—and has both written and illustrted another dozen, among them Wake Up, Sleepy Bear (Viking), Ten in the Meadow, and Ten in the Den