Little Bear at Work and at Play

by Frances Margaret Fox

Little Bear at Work and at Play

Little Bear at Work and at Play is about the adventures of Little Bear and his friends.

Source: Fox F. M. (1920). Little Bear at Work and at Play. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co.

“When Little Bear Bragged”
After his mother told him the story about the tortoise and the hare, Little Bear became boastful. His father challenged him to race Grandpa Tortoise and after becoming distracted, Little Bear lost the race.
“When Mother Skunk Helped Little Bear”
On his way home, Little Bear saw two hunters with guns and was frightened. Mother Skunk saw him and walked him along the path near the two hunters causing the two men to stay motionless. Little Bear was able to run home safely.
“Three Bears Come to Breakfast”
Little Bear suggests that the three bears go out for a morning walk before breakfast. While walking, they find a campsite and try the food left in the pot. They discover a new love for prunes and sing a cheerful song about it.
“When Little Bear Would Not Work”
Little Bear learns to do his work.
“How Little Bear Learned To Swim”
Little Bear learns to overcome his fear of water.
“Little Bear and the Lost Otter Baby”
Little Bear helps an otter baby find his family.
“When Little Bear Visited School”
Little Bear looks in a schoolhouse window and scares the children.
“Little Bear Gets His Wish”
Little Bear causes his father to lose a fish.
“Little Bear’s Promise”
Little Bear wants to be rid of caterpillars.
“Little Bear’s Surprise Party”
A little bear is so happy about his surprise party that he goes into hibernation sleep early, but happy.
  • Year Published: 1920
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 4.5
  • Word Count: 9,220
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Keywords: children's stories
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