Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Very Hairy Bear

by Alice Schertle, Matt Phelan

This heart-warming picture book for young children about a very hairy bear is a charming introduction to the seasons by acclaimed poet Alice Schertle and award-wining illustrator Matt Phelan. 

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547722146
ISBN-10: 0547722141
Pages: 32
Publication Date: 10/23/2012
Carton Quantity: 50
Grade Level: P,K,1,2,3
Age Range: 4,5,6,7,8

<set star> "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!

Alice Schertle

ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Read More

Matt Phelan

MATT PHELAN many books include Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and The Storm in the Barn, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award. He lives in Philadelphia. www.mattphelan.com Read More