BN2 Betty Paraskevas The Tangerine Bear

ISBN 13: 9780062051462

The Tangerine Bear

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9780062051462: The Tangerine Bear

Many years ago a little brown bear came to town...

In the window of Mr. Winkles's secondhand store, there lives a bear with tangerine fur and an upside-down smile. The Tangerine Bear dreams of having a home of his own, but it seems that on one will ever want him. Until one day, a stranger comes into the store...and something extraordinary happens. If you find yourself on the wrong side of town, where the trains don’t stop and the clocks run slow, look for Mr. Winkle’s second-hand store. There’s a little bear in the window. If you look close, you’ll see that his mouth is upside down and the sun has turned his fur from brown to tangerine.
But things aren’t always as bleak as they might seem, and happiness has no particular address. Maybe the story of the Tangerine Bear will remind you that joy is everywhere. You just have to look around.

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About the Author:

Betty and Michael Paraskevas, who are mother and son, have collaborated on several picture books with a verse narrative, including four about the legendary Junior Kroll. The Tangerine Bear is their first book with a story told in prose. They live in Southampton, New York.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A classic premise, weakly tweaked. A teddy bear can't understand why no one will buy him, until he discovers that he's defective: his mouth is upside down. He ends up in a junk store window, faded by the sun, next to other damaged items whose tales of woe inexplicably make him laugh. Finally a customer does offer to buy him, but the owner suddenly declares he's not for sale, since he's ``the only family I have.'' Bear's melancholy vanishes instantly. In the textured, highly idiosyncratic paintings, Bear's frowning, oddly lopsided mouth gives him a surly look, and also gives visual expression to the story's off-center air. Stick with Corduroy. (Picture book. 6-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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