Cover image for Two greedy bears by Mirra Ginsburg.
Two greedy bears by Mirra Ginsburg.
Ginsburg, Mirra.
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Publication Information:
[United States] : Live Oak Media, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book.
A clever fox teaches two bears a lesson about greed.
General Note:
Accompanying book has illustrations by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey.
Reading Level:
330 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 43251.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 21891 Guided reading level: I.
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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CASSETTE KIT 1045 TEXT Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits

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Two young bears are out to see the world and are determined to outdo each other. I'm hungry, says one. I'm hungrier, says the other. So who gets the biggest portion of the big, round cheese they discover? A sly fox, that's who The pictures are lively and colorful and so is Ginsburg's text. -- Publishers Weekly

Author Notes

Mirra Ginsburg was born in Bobruisk, Byelorussia in 1909. As a child, she learned to love books. Folk tales were her favorite type of story, especially those from her native country. She wanted to share the richness, wit, and beauty of the tales with American children and did with her translation work. She died on December 26, 2000.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Strong colors extend this Hungarian tale about two bear cubs who quibble over a piece of cheese and end up wiser, if hungrier, after a fox tricks them out of most of their meal. [BKL O 15 76]

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this adaptation of a Hungarian folktale, a clever fox dupes two quarrelsome bears out of their lunch. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Two bear cubs set out to see the world, but all they do is argue until a clever fox sets them straight. By Mirra Ginsburg. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.