Very Hairy Bear (Paperback)

By Alice Schertle, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547722146, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (10/23/2012)
Hardcover (9/1/2007)

List Price: 6.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


* “He’s a bear of rare appeal, and it’s hard to resist the urge to snuggle down next to him.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A fresh selection for story times.” —School Library Journal

A year in the life of an endearing, hairy bear who spends his days fishing for salmon in the spring and enjoying the sweet tastes of honey and berries in the summer. But when winter comes, his very chilly, not-so-hairy nose is the only thing that stands in the way of a really great nap.

This cozy companion for naptime or bedtime is also a great way to introduce little ones to the four seasons!

About the Author

ALICE SCHERTLE is a poet and the author of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, best-selling Little Blue Truck series,Very Hairy Bear, Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

Matt Phelan's many books include the popular picture book Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and the innovative graphic novel The Storm in the Barn, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at