Bear Feels Sick

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When Bear isn’t feeling well, his loyal and trustworthy friends stop by to help him to “get well soon” in this Classic Board Book.

Sweet Bear isn’t feeling well at all. He is achy, sneezy, wheezy, and just plain sick! He’s in no shape to go outside to play. So Mole, Hare, Mouse, and the rest of the gang try to make Bear feel as comfortable as possible in his cave. Bear starts to get better—but as soon as Bear is well, all of his friends get ...

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Overview

When Bear isn’t feeling well, his loyal and trustworthy friends stop by to help him to “get well soon” in this Classic Board Book.

Sweet Bear isn’t feeling well at all. He is achy, sneezy, wheezy, and just plain sick! He’s in no shape to go outside to play. So Mole, Hare, Mouse, and the rest of the gang try to make Bear feel as comfortable as possible in his cave. Bear starts to get better—but as soon as Bear is well, all of his friends get sick!
With more than one million Bear books sold, young readers are sure to love this sweet, humorous story from bestselling author and illustrator team Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, now available as a Classic Board Book.

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Editorial Reviews

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Just like growing girls and boys, Bear sometimes feels under the weather. As autumn casts a light chill over the forest, the furry hero of Bear Snores On catches a bad case of the blahs, complete with sniffles, sneezes, and an achy body. Not even his playmates can rouse him from his sick bed. Fortunately, a little rest, several rounds of herbal tea, and a few tender, loving lullabies will put him and his young readers back in the pink. A feel-good book about not feeling well.
Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
Wilson and Chapman's Bear and his woodland friends became virtual instant classics with Bear Snores On. That was soon followed by Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up and Bear's New Friend. Now, Bear is sick and his friends are there to help. While there is a bit of a formulaic feel to this series, the books have real merit. The language, with its strong rhythm, rhyme and repetitive structure, is very appealing and lends itself well to activities that build phonemic awareness. The underlying messages about respecting and valuing others are positive. Furthermore, the stories avoid triteness. Bear, like anyone, suffers from aches and pains, has snuffles and wheezes, and appreciates tea and sympathy; nevertheless, while we have the flu, we feel miserable. The best bet, as Bear finds, is sleep. We can only hope that when he wakes up and feels better, he will be as thoughtful to his friends (who are now sneezing and wheezing) as they were to him. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2
It is a typical autumn day, with blowing leaves and golden trees. But Bear doesn't feel well. He has a cold, and is feeling alone in his cave, snuffling and sneezing. Then all of his friends come to try and help him feel better. They light a fire, fluff his blanket, and make him some broth and tea, tending him lovingly. The rhyming text and oft-repeated refrain ("Bear feels sick") make this book irresistible when read aloud. Chapman's illustrations are warm and cozy. Bear is big and cuddly. His friends are shown doing small things to help him get better, including making drawings and singing him to sleep. The paintings glow with the light of the fire and the heat of the cave. What more could anyone ask when under the weather than a snug house and plenty of TLC?
—Susan E. MurrayCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
This gentle rhyming tale about being sick and taking care of friends is sure to cheer up even the sniffliest of small patients. It's a beautiful autumn day, but Bear is feeling sick and cannot play with his friends. Instead of leaving him to recuperate alone, they tenderly try to make him feel better. Hare snuggles a blanket around him and mouse gives him a hug, while badger gets some water so that gopher can cook some broth and mole can put a cool cloth on his forehead. When this does not cure him, the birds fly off to get some leaves for tea, but Bear "still feels sick." Lullabies finally coax him off to sleep, and when he awakens, all their efforts have paid off. Unfortunately, now his friends are feeling sick, and bear unflinchingly takes up the mantle of caregiver. Chapman's acrylic illustrations are as delightful as ever, depicting an adorable cast of forest animals in warm earth tones. The friends' love for one another is more than evident from their facial expressions and tender actions. This is a sure soother for anyone home sick in bed. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689859854
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 9/11/2007
  • Series: The Bear Books Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 98,545
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Karma Wilson

Karma Wilson is the author of the bestselling Bear books, illustrated by Jane Chapman, One Day in the Middle of the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin, and many other award-winning picture books. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit her online at KarmaWilson.com.

Jane Chapman is the bestselling illustrator of the Bear books by Karma Wilson, as well as Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes, her husband. Jane and Tim live in rural southwest England with their son, Noah, and share a studio at home with views of the open countryside.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    love this book

    This book is so sweet. The animals take care of each other which is a great life lesson. The writing is very good and the illustrations are beautiful. "Bear" is a great series of books. I have been happy with every one of them and my son love them.

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  • Posted January 26, 2009

    We love this series!

    My daughter is 2.5 years old and loves all the books in this series. They are easy and fun to read. She will repeat the key phrases with me (i.e. "Bear feels sick!" "Bear Wants More!").

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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