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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

Raccoon Climbs Aboard Moose, Marvin Bear and The Eating Place, An illustrated children's story by I.B. Nelson
Text and art ©I.B. Nelson. All rights reserved.

"Oh, yes, the sailing boat is very large", exclaimed Raccoon,
who had never seen Marvin Bear's tiny little sailing boat.
"It is definitely big enough for you."

"Then I am coming too", said Moose.
"It is thoughful of you to ask me along Raccoon. Thank you."

Moose lowered his head.
"Why don't you ride on my head? You can hang onto my antlers.
That way we will get there much sooner."

Raccoon climbed onto Moose's head and held on tight to Moose's fuzzy antlers.
Then they were off to the Eating Place under the Hazelnut trees.