BEARS. THE BEGGING BEAR by Philip S. Allen. Chicago: Reilly & lee (1932). Large oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 9 3/4"), red cloth, pictorial paste-on, slight cover soil, unobtrusive mend in one leaf else VG+. A wonderful picture book containing the title story about King Bruin who loses everything and must beg in order to survive, SQUEAL, SQUEAK AND WEE WEE (each story approx 35 pages long) Illustrated by LOUIS MOE with 20 full page color illustrations (reminiscent of Leslie Brooke) plus several large black and whites. Moe was raised in Norway but studied and lived in Denmark where most of his books were originally published. Really nice.