Grizzwold (I Can Read Book 1)

by Syd Hoff

Paperback, 1984

Status

Available

Local notes

R Hof

Barcode

2885

Publication

HarperCollins (1984), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 64 pages

Description

Grizzwold the lovable bear is having a tough time finding somewhere to live. He's too big for most places, and too clumsy for others. He's not even any good as a live bearskin rug! Will Grizzwold ever find a home that's just right?

Original publication date

1963

Physical description

64 p.; 8.3 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member pussreboots
Grizzwold by Syd Hoff is one of mother's early reader books. I don't know if she had a thing for stories about bears or they were just incredibly popular when she was a child. Anyway, she had a bunch of them.

Grizzwold is a bear — perhaps a grizzly bear — who is feeling the crunch of the
Show More
shrinking environment. He, like so many bears (think of the hot tubbing bears near the Angeles National Forest), decides to find a new home, in and amongst the human beings who have displaced him.

Grizzwold ends up in all the places displaced bears go — inside the home (as a living bearskin rug!), the circus, the zoo, but none of these places provide the safety and happiness he so desires. Fortunately there is a home, one very much like the one he was forced out of, but this one is protected — a National Park.

It's a fairly typical pro-environmental story but Hoff brings just the right amount of humor and sensitivity to it. Usually the bear isn't made the protagonist, even when he's the one being displaced.
Show Less

Pages

64

Rating

½ (19 ratings; 3.6)
Page: 0.16 seconds