Bear by Himself (1976, First Edition)
"There are times when a bear has to be alone with himself, to think his own thoughts and sing his own songs. Alone, Bear can listen to the quiet, watch the wind, or sail his kite."
About the Author
Geoffrey Hayes grew up in San Francisco with his brother and co-conspirator, Rory, drawing and telling stories before they learned to write. They animated their stuffed animals and toys with distinctive personalities which would make their way into wonderful books when they got older. Geoffrey received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! Unfortunately, Geoffrey passed away on 30 Sep 2018 and was not able to finish his final work.
Bear by Himself was Geoffrey Hayes' first published picture book.
This is a First Edition (1976) Hard cover and its book jacket has slight tears and inside pages have yellowing edges but they seem to only add to the magic of this simple book that speaks to children and adults alike.