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Marvin Bear and The Eating Place was written on a rainy day, in my car, next to a golf course somewhere in South San Jose, in 1980, and was illustrated over the next two years.

2 Marvin Wakes Up
3 Marvin greets Blue Jay
4 Marvin bakes some snacks
5 Elly Bear arrives - image missing
6 Marvin and Elly meet Raccoon
7 Raccoon Meets Moose
8 Raccoon Climbs Aboard
9 Raccoon invites Owl
10 Raccoon invites Opposum
11 Opossum climbs aboard and rides backward
12 A terrible Thing in the Forest?
13 And they were ALL looking at Raccoon
14 Raccoon knew he was in big trouble
15 "Wait...here IS a picnic", said Marvin - image missing
16 The best picnic ever because very one shares
17 It was REALLY all Raccoon's idea!

Marvin Bear and The Eating Place

An illustrated children's story by I.B. Nelson

All the animals in a Big Hurry, Marvin bakes some snacks
Text and art ©I.B. Nelson. All rights reserved.

By now there was not one of all those lived in the Wonderful Forgotten Forest who did not know about the gigantic, marvelous picnic lunch to which all had been invited.

As Marvin and Elly Bear walked along the path, it seemed as if everyone in the forest was going in the direction of the Eating Place. And not one was stopping to say hello for they were all in such a hurry. They did not want to be late.

"Do you think there is a fire?", Marvin asked Elly Bear.
"There may be danger or do you think there some Terrible Thing is in the forest?", whispered Elly Bear.

Turn to page 13 - And they were ALL looking at Raccoon