Have you ever wanted to play when no one else did? On the night of the full moon, Bear wants to celebrate, but none of his friends agree. That doesn't stop Bear.
Jayne BlackledgeAdorable tale of a young bear that wants to have a party with the moon. Great bedtime story for any youngster.
South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative - Karen EubankA good story with a moral lesson: Do what you believe in, follow your own dreams in spite of what others may say. If you "start the party" you may be pleasantly surprised that others may follow.
Top of Texas Reviews - Suzanne Faylor…is a story about "Bear", who wants to party when no one else does. Despite his friends telling him it’s a bad idea, Bear plans a wonderful party. He sings a cute song throughout the book that young children will enjoy and want to sing along with. The theme of "you never know what might happen" shines at the end when the moon speaks to all Bear’s reluctant friends. The illustrations give a dreamy feeling, soft and large, demonstrating all of the party fun.
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 3-Bear decides to throw a party to celebrate the beauty of the full moon. He invites his animal friends but no one comes; they are all either tired, busy, or uninterested. Bear refuses to give up, and, singing a song he's made up for the occasion, he dances in a clearing by himself, until gradually his friends are drawn to the music and the moon and join in. Bear is proven right for feeling that opportunities ought to be taken advantage of because, "You never know what might happen." Digitally enhanced acrylic paintings are done in purples and blues to portray the nighttime scenes, which sometimes are a little too dark and obscure to distinguish the animals clearly. The words of Bear's song are given, but the original music is not. Without the ability to involve the audience in singing, the book loses some of its unique appeal. Anne Hunter's Possum's Harvest Moon (Houghton, 1996) offers a very similar story with a more informative text on what the different woodland creatures do when winter approaches, as well as more appealing pictures. Not essential, but a pleasant selection.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
- August House Publishers, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.54(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
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