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Teaching Little Bear and the Lost Otter Baby

Little Bear and the Lost Otter Baby

One morning, while Little Bear was out camping with his father and mother, he went into the woods to pick daisies and bluebells with which to decorate the entrance to their cave. His hands were full of flowers, and he was ready to go back with them to his mother, when he heard a baby crying. Little Bear stood still and listened. Then he knew that the child who was crying was an Otter baby. He had heard Otter babies cry before.

Frances Margaret Fox
FCIT, University of South Florida


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