Cover image for And my mean old mother will be sorry, Blackboard Bear
Title:
And my mean old mother will be sorry, Blackboard Bear
Author:
Alexander, Martha.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2000.

©1969
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Summary:
When his mother gets angry over the mess he has made and he decides to run away with his friend, Blackboard Bear, Anthony discovers that the woods can be a very scary place.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763606688
Format :
Book

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Summary

After he floods the bathroom and leaves a trail of sticky honey on the floor, the little boy in Martha Alexander's classic story heads into the woods with his imaginary friend, Blackboard Bear. But won't his mother, who is mostly a good mom, get lonesome?First published more than thirty years ago, the popular Blackboard Bear books were instantly celebrated for their spare, consummate portrayal of universal childhood experiences. Now Martha Alexander has created charmingly detailed full-color illustrations from her original three-color artwork -- readying this sensitive classic about the pleasures and pains of independence, and the joys of imagination and friendship, for a whole new generation of young fans.


Author Notes

Martha Alexander was born in 1920 in Georgia. She attended the Cincinnati Academy of Art, and lived in many places, including New York, Alaska, and Washington state, before settling in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alexander was an artist since childhood, trying her hand at ceramics, doll making, fabric and clothing design, portrait painting, children's murals and paintings, decorative collages and mosaics, and teaching art to adults and children. She said after attending the Cincinnati Academy of Art, that she did not find her niche in the art world until, at the age of forty-five, she was given her first children's book to illustrate. She knew then that her long search for the right medium of expression had been more than justified. Alexander was an author and an illustrator of children's books that dealt mostly with what it's like to grow up.

Martha Alexander wrote and illustrated the Blackboard Bear books and has written and illustrated a host of books for children. She died in 2006.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-6. First published in 1969, this memorable picture book reappears in a larger format with full-color artwork. Though a few minor changes have been made in the text, the good news here is the beauty of the illustrations. The approach is still rather spare, with color used in moderation. Blackboard Bear looks just like his old, flat, slate-blue self, but delicate hues warm the settings and provide brighter notes of color here and there. The larger size of the images makes the book more useful for storytimes. A welcome new look for an old favorite. --Carolyn Phelan


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