Sister Bear loves taking care of her pet goldfish, Goldie. Sister feeds Goldie every morning and evening, cleans out her tank, and even gets her a beautiful fishbowl castle But when Papa and Mama find Goldie floating belly-up in her tank, they worry about how Sister will feel. How will the Bear family cope with the loss of Goldie, the best goldfish in the world?
It's spring cleaning time at the Bear family's tree house. Brother, Sister, and Honey are assigned the task of cleaning out their old playhouse.
Flora loves her Bear dearly, but her mum says it's time for him to go in the wash. Beautifully imagined scenes show Bear, in the wash, remembering how much fun they had getting grubby in the first place. When Bear is clean, he's just not the same, so Flora sets out to have some fun and get him back to his dirty but loveable self again. Then, at the end of a long day, it's Flora's turn to have a wash - and good old Bear still loves clean Flora just the same. AUTHOR: Thomas Docherty found reading and writing really difficult as a child, so he ended up keeping a sketchbook diary, especially if he travelled somewhere new. That was the inspiration for his first picture books 'To the Beach' and 'Little Boat'.
"To say McSherry has lived a 'hard knock' life is an understatement, but the Lehman High School teacher and Brio Award winner has crafted a Bronx version of "Angela's Ashes" that resonates with hope, wit, and perseverance." -Derek Woods, host of the television program, "Bronx Magazine" Told through a series of striking vignettes, "A Clean Street's A Happy Street: A Bronx Memoir" is a masterful coming-of-age tale brimming with heartache, forgiveness, and redemption. Growing up in a tough Bronx neighborhood during the 1960s and 1970s, James McSherry dreams of becoming a writer. Faced with his mother's mental illness, his father's brutal murder, and poverty's chokehold, McSherry refuses to lose sight of his future. He struggles to survive in a fragmented world, clinging to his education and his poetry when his mother's fragile grip on reality shatters. The harsh consequences of his mother's debilitating mental health binds McSherry and his four siblings in a painful knot, but the love and commitment they have for each other sustains them through a turbulent adolescence. Powerful and moving, "A Clean Street's A Happy Street" intimately reveals one man's determination to break free from a troubling childhood and boldly create a luminous new future.
My name is Gear Bear (and for the record, "Gear" rhymes with "Bear"). I am a small, brown bear who has had the opportunity and pleasure of great travel, and these are my stories.
I am a very lucky bear for so many reasons. I get to travel just about everywhere my friends and family go-but sometimes they get so excited about being someplace new that they leave me behind, forget me, or lose me. I've even been bearnapped! But no matter what happens, I am always ready for a new adventure.
I have a lot of miles under my belt and many stamps in my passport. I've traveled on a canoe down the Wisconsin River-through a nude beach, no less-on the back of a motorcycle to the Sturgis Bike Rally, and on the back of a horse through the Ozark Mountains. I've even had a ghost encounter at a local establishment and a search-and-rescue mission with the help of a US Marshal!
I've traveled by plane, train, and automobile, and more. It seems that no matter where I go or what I do, trouble and adventure seem to follow.
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