OTHER BOOKS too good to forget...

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Gruff the Grump ... by Steve Smallman
...Gruff was a bear A great big bear. A great big, scowlyu, growly, grizzly grump of a bear. He lived all alone in a musty, dusty old cave where notody ever came to visit.
The other animals hid when they saw him coming. They called him, "Gruff the Grump."...
gruff_the_grump.jpg ... (not AR)
Gruff the Grump is one great big, scowly, growly, grizzly grump of a bear. But he doesn't care. Plus, it keeps the other forest animals out of his way. Except, that is, for one little rabbit whose winning ways find in Gruff a big, kind friend. (summary from book jacket)
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"Gruff the Bear gave a great big yawn and snuggled down to sleep in his warm, starry bed And for the first time in a very long time, he was happy."