I CUFFY WAKES UP Far up on the side of Blue Mountain lived Cuffy Bear with his father and mother and his little sister Silkie. Mr. Bear's house was quite the finest for many miles around. It was what people call a cave, being made entirely of stone, and so there was no danger of its ever catching fire; and since it was built straight into the side of the mountain the roof was so very, very thick that Cuffy's father never had to worry for fear a tree would fall upon his house and hurt his family. No matter how hard the wind ...
I CUFFY WAKES UP Far up on the side of Blue Mountain lived Cuffy Bear with his father and mother and his little sister Silkie. Mr. Bear's house was quite the finest for many miles around. It was what people call a cave, being made entirely of stone, and so there was no danger of its ever catching fire; and since it was built straight into the side of the mountain the roof was so very, very thick that Cuffy's father never had to worry for fear a tree would fall upon his house and hurt his family. No matter how hard the wind blew, Mr. Bear was never afraid of that. Little Cuffy was not a bad bear at heart. But often when he was playing with Silkie, his sister, he would lose his temper and cuff her on the head and make her cry. Then his father or his mother would cuff him. Somehow, he never could learn not to strike out when he became angry. That was why he was called Cuffy. It happened sometimes that a day or two would pass without Cuffy's cuffing his sister. And Mr. Bear and Mrs. Bear would begin to think that at last Cuffy had been cured of his bad habit. "I do believe the child is growing better mannered," Mrs. Bear would say to her husband, as they watched their son and daughter playing upon the floor. And then just as likely as not, the first thing they knew Cuffy would give Silkie a good, hard box on the ear, or a slap right on the end of her nose. But for a long time every winter Cuffy was never naughty. You might think that that was just before Christmas. But no-it was not then. All winter long Cuffy was just as good as any little bear could be. He was good because he was asleep! You see-when cold weather came, Mr. and Mrs. Bear and their children stayed in their cozy house, which was snug and warm, and slept and slept and slept for weeks and weeks until spring came. Now, this tale begins on the very first day of spring. And on that day Mr. Bear waked up. He rose slowly to his feet, for his bones felt stiff because he had been asleep for such a long time. And he was hungry-oh! very hungry, because he
Fair with no dust jacket. Binding weak, with back cover loose and showing webbing. Pages unmarked but somewhat tanned. Owner's name in ink on back of frontispiece. Small brown stain on bottom right of front flyleaf. No dustjacket at issue. Cover generally scuffed, with boards showing at corners and spine cover loose.; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 112 pages.
Harry L. Smith. Good in Good jacket. 112pp+ 16pp unpaginated "Word to Grown-ups". Green boards, orange lettering and decoration. Light wear to corners but boards otherwise are clean and bright, contents a bit shaken. Dust jacket is chipped, lightly soiled, and darkened along spine and front panel. From the Sleepy-Time Tales series.
Vetsch, Ernest. Good. No Jacket. Good/no dj; hardcover, pictorial cloth-covered boards, wear to spine ends and bumped corners, mild general shelfwear, po's gift inscription reverse side of front end paper; cute illustrations.
Good. Good. Hardcover, rubbed at spine ends and corners, spine lightly browned, pages lightly browned. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.
Near fine/near fine. Octavo. Pictorial board and color pictorial endpapers and color illustrations in red and green throughout text. A beautiful copy in color pictorial DUST JACKET. Both book and dust jacket in near fine condition. "The Cuffy Bear Books"
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