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Pig and Bear
by Vit Horejs
ISBN 002744421X / 9780027444216 / 0-02-744421-X
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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When Pig and Bear visit each other, they have wonderfully silly adventures. These include planning to open a "pawshow;" guarding Pig's cottage against fierce insects; arguing over Bear's refusal to quarrel; and getting telephones to use in case of an emergency (with the help of the telephones, they do manage to create one). Somehow, Pig and Bear never quite accomplish what they set out to do... but their nonsensical antics are sure to delight and amuse young readers.
A folktale about Pig and Bear inspired Czech storyteller Vit Horejs to create these original stories about the foolish and lavable animal friends. The stories, in turn, inspired memorable illustrations by the award-winning artist Friso Henstra, whos says, "When I read 'Pig and Bear' I had the irresistible desire to take up a sketchbook." [via]