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The Song of the Zubble-wump (1996)

Published by Random House. By Tish Rabe. Adapted from a script by David Steven Cohen. Illustrated by Tom Brannon. Hardcover, 22 pages.

There's only one Zubble-wump egg and it hatches only once every 82 years. To make sure no harm comes to the precious egg, Grandpa Mullally brings in the egg-watching expert, Horton the elephant. But not even the hawk-eyed Horton can stop the thieving, nasty green Grinch, who pulls a switcheroo and snatches the egg.

Go to Bed Fred (1996)

Published by Workman Publishing. Written by Alison Inches, Illustrated by Lauren Attinello and Rollie Krewson. Board book, 16 pages.

The main attraction of "Go to Bed, Fred: A Good Night Book & Muppet Puppet" is, of course, the Muppet. Pale-blue Fred has a wild tuft of bright yellow hair, a lime-green nose and a wide mouth. The board book uses rhyme to show Fred getting ready for bed with a host of animal assistants: "Hand me a towel, Baby Owl./ Time to floss, Albatross".

Peak-A-Boo Lizzy Lou! (1997)

Published by Workman Publishing. Written by Alison Inches, Illustrated by Lauren Attinello and Rollie Krewson. Board book, 16 pages.

From bedroom to hall to dining room, Lizzy Lou finds her friends everywhere, in delightful rhymes that will have children chiming in, as if on cue, with "Peek-a-boo!" Here is a bouncy tale for curious toddlers, filled with the rambunctious spirits of playtime and the comfortingly familiar routine of a favorite game. The original version of this set came with an orange puppet. However, there is a new version of this set which comes with a yellow puppet as well.

Jim Henson's Scary, Scary Monsters (1998)

Published by Golden Books. Written by Ellen Weiss. Illustrated by Larry DiFiori. Paper engineering by Iain Smyth. Hardcover. Illustrations, 10 pages.

A fun pop-up book introducing the Scary Scary Monsters, seven funny monster characters inspired by the early work of Jim Henson. The story follows Norbert, who finds a strange object (an umbrella) and tries to find out what it is. The real joy of the book is the detailed, creative illustrations and "paper engineering." One of the monsters is Splurge, the big purple monster from 1969's "Hey Cinderella".

Bear's Big Blue House: A Book of First Words (1998)

Published by Simon and Schuster. Written by Alison Weir and Janelle Cherrington. Illustrated by Cary Rillo. Hardcover. Photos and illustrations, 10 pages.

Take a tour through Bear's house in this book of words while identifying all the objects. Bear and his friends are pictured in photos against an illustrated background.

Bear Loves Food! (1999)

Published by Simon and Schuster. By Janelle Cherrington. Based on a teleplay by P. Kevin Strader. Illustrated by Cary Rillo. Hardcover. Photos and 
illustrations, 20 pages.

Bear examines the mysteries of food. Bear smells good things to eat like cookies, ice cream, pasta, french fries, grapes and other kinds of food fill the pages. Friends Treelo, Tutter, Pip and Pop all join Bear for the big feast.

Bear Loves Water! (1999)

Published by Simon and Schuster. By Ellen Weiss. Based on a teleplay by Mitchell Kreigman. Illustrated by Cary Rillo. Hardcover. Photos and illustrations, 20 pages.

The education lesson involves water and the various forms its can take like snow, rain, and steam, and the shapes and characteristics of these forms. The concluding scene shows Bear sharing his wading pool with friends.

Dirt Is Delightful! (1999)

Published by Simon and Schuster. By Janelle Cherrington. Based on a teleplay by Andy Yerkes. Illustrated by Joe Ewers. Hardcover lift-the-flap book. Photos and illustrations, 14 pages.

Bear and his gang find a buried treasure, plant a tree, and make mud puddles as they learn that dirt is one of the very best things in the whole wide world.

A Surprise in the Mailbox (1999)

Published by Simon and Schuster. By Eleanor Fremont. Based on a teleplay by Andy Yerkes. Illustrated by Tom Leigh. Paperback. Illustrations, 24 pages.

Tutter gets a letter announcing a visit from Grandma Flutter. Based on the episode "The Big Little Visitor."

Two Can Share, Too (1999)

Published by Simon and Schuster. By Janelle Cherrington. Based on a teleplay by Andy Yerkes. Illustrated by Normand Chartier. Paperback. Illustrations, 24 pages.

All is peaceful in the Big Blue House until both Ojo and Treelo want to play with Ojo's favorite toy, Snow Bear, and they don't want to share. When Bear proposes they play a pretend game of "Snow Bear in the Woods," the two friends join right in and spin an elaborate imaginary tale that keeps them both entertained.

Welcome to the Big Blue House! (1999)

Published by Simon and Schuster. By Ellen Weiss. Based on a teleplay by Andy Yerkes. Illustrated by Joe Ewers. Hardcover lift-the-flap book. Photos and illustrations, 14 pages.

Bear shows off his house, and finds his friends under flaps. Bear and his friends are pictured in photos against an illustrated background.

Where Is Bear? (1999)

Published by Random House. By Tish Rabe. Illustrated by Joe Ewers. Hardcover. Illustrations, 32 pages.

Kids can come along on a tour of the Big Blue House while searching for Bear. Readers are introduced to all of Bear's puppet friends as they go from room to room, finally finding Bear himself.

What's That Smell: Scratch and Sniff Flap Book (1999)

Publisher by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Cherrington. Illustrated by Cary Rillo. Hardcover, 12 pages.

Can you guess what smell Bear is sniffing for? Follow Bear around his big blue house and discover all the surprising smells there are to scratch and sniff underneath the flaps inside this scent-sational book.

Bear's Bedtime Wish (1999)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Ellen Weiss. Illustrated by Joe Ewers. Hardcover, 12 pages.

Read the story, "charge" the pages, then sit this book next to your bed as a night-light. Expose each page to a bright lamp for a few minutes. Then turn out the lights to see the pages glow in the dark. After the book has been "charged" for the first time, you can use a flashlight to recharge the glow-in-the-dark pages.

Luna's Night (1999)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Ellen Weiss and Kiki Thorpe. Illustrated by Joe Ewers. Hardcover, 12 pages.

Just like "Bear's Bedtime Wish", "Luna's Wish" is also a glow in the dark book featuring everyone's favorite moon. These goal of these books is to help kids while falling asleep.

Merry Christmas Bear (1999)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Cherrington. Illustrated by Tom Brannon. Paperback, 16 pages.

This "Stickers 'n' Shapes" title celebrates Bear's favorite holiday, Christmas, with 48 colorful stickers. Full color. plus 2-page insert.

Mopatop's Shop Annual (1999, UK)

Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited. Written by Vicci Purr. Hardback, 64 pages.

"Welcome to Mopatop's Shop. I'm Mopatop and this is my shop..." From the very first page, this annual is sure to delight both young and old alike. It features games, character bios, and puzzles. There's an original TV script adapted for the annual called "Upsy Daisy". What's fun is that the characters end up upside-down during the story.

Surprise Party (1999, UK)

Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited. Illustrated in color. Paperback, 32 pages.

It is Bonnie's birthday and she is very excited. Children are invited to join Mopatop and Puppyduck as they decorate the shop for a surprise party.

Trouble with a Puddle (1999, UK)

Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited. Illustrated in color. Paperback, 32 pages.

Roley Moley wants a sign, a fence and a beautiful garden, but will Mopatop and Puppyduck be able to offer a helping hand?

Upsy Daisy (1999, UK)

Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited. Illustrated in color. Paperback, 32 pages.

Children are invited to join Mopatop and Puppyduck as Upsy Daisy turns the shop upside down. What will Moosey think of it all?

This Way to the Garden (1999, UK)

Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited. Illustrated in color. Paperback, 32 pages.

Mopatop and Puppyduck can hear a drip, but where on earth can it be coming from?

Bear's Shape Book (2000)

Published by Random House Books. Written by Kiki Thorpe and Illustrated by Joe Ewers. Paperback, 32 pages.

From circles and squares to roses, noses, and curvy garden hoses, Bear introduces beginning readers to the wide and wildly varied world of shapes.

Love Is All You Need (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Catherine Daly-Weir and illustrated by Kathryn Mitter. Paperback, 32 pages.

Based on a special, award-winning "Bear in the Big Blue House" episode, this heartwarming story is about all the different kinds of love Bear and his friends share at the Big Blue House. This touching story celebrates the many meanings of love and the enduring power of friendship.

Bear's Big Sleepover (2000)

Published by Random House. Written by Nancy Inteli and illustrated by Matthew Stoddart. Paperback, 16 pages.

Join Bear as he plans a sleepover with all his friends and find out just what kind of adventures that entails.

What's That Squeak? Squeeze and Squeak Book (2000)

Published by Children's Reader's Digest. Written by Catherine Daley. Hardback, 18 pages.

Tutter gets right on the case when he hears a puzzling squeak, squeak, squeak all over the Big Blue House. What could it be? Squeak along as Detective Tutter Le Mouse tries to solve the mystery. Comes with built in Tutter squeaker.

Tutter's Tiny Trip (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrated by Tom Brannon. Hardback, 16 pages.

Tutter is getting ready to go on a trip with his Grandma Flutter, but he's not sure if he's ready to face the big world. After all, he's such a tiny mouse. Find out what happens in this story of travel, adventure, and friendship.

Spring Has Sprung! (February 2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrated by Tom Brannon. Paperback, 24 pages.

It's the first day of spring. But when Pip and Pop go to the otter pond to ice-skate, they find all the ice has melted. They're disappointed until Bear shows them all the wonderful things there are to do in spring. By the end of the day, everyone in the Big Blue House has caught spring fever.

Spend the Day With Bear Playtab Book (2000)

Published by Reader's Digest. Written by Catherine Daley. Paperback, 12 pages.

What do the good friends in the Big Blue House like to do all day? Come along and find out as you spend the day with Bear. Press out Ojo, Pip and Pop, Treelo, and Tutter and help them have fun all around the Big Blue House.

Mystery at the Big Blue House (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Cherrington and illustrated by Tom Brannon. Paperback, 24 pages.

What happens when things start disappearing at the Big Blue House? The Big Blue House detectives must crack the case! Join Bear and the supersleuths Ojo and Tutter as they track down clues and get to the bottom of it all.

My Name Is Bear (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Nancy Inteli and illustrated by Gary Johnson. Hardcover, 12 pages. Book & toy edition.

This interactive mini book and plush is perfect for Bear's littlest fans. The soft beanbag plush is just right for cuddling, and the simple storybook introduces Bear and all his friends. Little ones can move Bear's arms and legs as they follow along with the text.

Lost and Found (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Cherrington and illustrated by Tom Brannon. Hardcover, 16 pages.

Ojo and Tutter can't find Ojo's Snowbear anywhere. Then Treelo suggests that they all play a special round of hide-and-seek to find Ojo's favorite toy. Will they find the missing Snowbear?

It Feels Like Fun, Soft Tab Book (2000)

Published by Children's Readers Digest. Written by Ellen Weiss. Illustrated by Tom Brannon, and photography by John E. Barrett. Hardcover, 12 pages.

A simple guessing game allows kids to enjoy active problem solving in It Feels Like Fun! A descriptive word beside each textured tab helps enthusiastic youngsters to associate the written word with the texture it represents.

The Big Blue House Call (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrator Tom Brannon. Paperback, 24 pages.

It's Checkup Day at the Big Blue House. Everyone is excited because Doc Hogg is making a special house call. But Ojo is afraid of getting her vaccination shot. Will she conquer her fears? Find out in this reassuring story, perfect for reading before any child's trip to the doctor.

Bear's Big Band (2000)

Published by Reader's Digest Children's Publishing. Written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrated by Cary Rillo and John E. Barrett. Paperback, 18 pages.

Bear in the Big Blue House comes to life in this interactive storybook starring the insatiably curious Bear and his house full of lively friends. In Bear's Big Band, Bear and his friends love to make music all around the Big Blue House. Come and squeak along with the band.

Bear's Breakfast Treat (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Thorpe and illustrated by Tom Brannon. Paperback, 16 pages.

When Bear makes his famous banana berry whole wheat pancakes with Maple Syrup, Ojo, Tutter, Treelo, Pip, and Pop all lend a helping paw in the kitchen. What's the key ingredient? Teamwork, of course. Pull up a chair, and with the stickers inside, you can help everyone pitch in with the cooking, the cleaning, and especially the eating.

When You've Got to Go! (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Kriegman and Mitchell Kriegman, and illustrated by Kathryn Mitter. Paperback, 24 pages.

Listen to your body when it's time to use the potty! When Tutter, Ojo, and Treelo have questions about going to the bathroom, Bear provides the reassuring answers and guidance that they -- and readers -- need to hear. It's the perfect book to accompany potty training!

Bear Loves Opposites! (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrated by Cary Rillo. Hardcover, 22 pages.

Do you know what Bear loves about night and day, up and down, and big and small? They're all opposites. Bear explains just how great opposites can be. Day and night, up and down, dirty and clean...no two ways about it, opposites are fun!

Bear Loves Weather! (2000)

Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Janelle Cherrington and illustrated by Cary Rillo.
Hardcover, 22 pages.

Do you know what Bear loves about sunny days, snowy days, and rainy days? They're all different kinds of weather.

Bear in the Big Blue House Annual (2000, UK)

Published by Grandreams Limited. Written by Nichola Tyrrell. Designed by Joanna Davies. Hardcover, 64 pages.

This fun annual features some fantastic color photos of Bear and his friends. Highlights include Bear's photo album, Mouse Party, Otter Pond Game, and more.

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