Bear's New Friend

Bear's New Friend

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by Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman
     
 

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Eager to play in the fall leaves, Bear heads out to find his friend, Mouse, but is startled by clatter in a tree. Determined to find out who is making all the noise, Bear goes on a short journey, picking up all of his friends on the way, until he discovers a quite bashful owl whom he declares their NEW FRIEND!

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Eager to play in the fall leaves, Bear heads out to find his friend, Mouse, but is startled by clatter in a tree. Determined to find out who is making all the noise, Bear goes on a short journey, picking up all of his friends on the way, until he discovers a quite bashful owl whom he declares their NEW FRIEND!

This 6 x 6 Classic Board Book comes with rounded corners.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
It is time to enjoy another lyrical, gentle story about Bear and the other furry and feathered creatures inhabiting his world. Once again the illustrations, done in acrylic paint, are inviting. The grass is lush, the animals appealing, and Bear is a calmly expressive presence. One summery day, Bear goes out to play and he hears a noise in the tree. Bear asks, "Who?" It is not Mouse, so Bear asks, "Who?" once more. It is not Hare, so Bear again asks, "Who?" Then something goes by so quickly Bear cannot see who it is. Bear continues to question as, one by one, his friends gather round; they all peer into a hole where something is hiding. When Bear is finally answered with a "Who?" he says, "Hi," and talks the shy newcomer into coming along to play. Then they all have fun with Bear's new friend who says, "Hoo...hoo...hoo!" The original picture book has been easily adapted into a board book. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
Publishers Weekly
The popular Bear first introduced in Bear Snores On is back for a fourth episode, headed to the swimming hole and looking for a buddy in Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman. Youngsters will enjoy the play on the friend who's hiding (an owl) and the repetition of Bear's "Who?" Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
It is time to enjoy another lyrical, gentle story about Bear and the other furry and feathered creatures inhabiting his world. Once again the illustrations, done in acrylic paint, are inviting. The grass is lush, the animals appealing, and Bear is a calmly expressive presence. One summery day, Bear goes out to play and he hears a noise in the tree. Bear asks, "Who?" It is not Mouse, so Bear asks, "Who?" once more. It is not Hare, so Bear again asks, "Who?" Then something goes by so quickly Bear cannot see who it is. Bear continues to question as, one by one, his friends gather round; they all peer into a hole where something is hiding. When Bear is finally answered with a "Who?" he says, "Hi," and talks the shy newcomer into coming along to play. Then they all have fun with Bear's new friend who says, "Hoo...hoo...hoo!" 2006, Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, Ages 3 to 7.
—Carolyn Mott Ford
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A mystery character is introduced in this fourth book about Bear and his friends. One summer morning, the cub heads out to play. He hears someone in the tree and thinks it might be his friend Mouse. But Mouse arrives and eliminates that possibility. So begins the guessing game that makes up the rhyming text as, page by page, the various woodland animals come on the scene narrowing the choices of the creature's identity. The refrain "And the Bear asks, `Who?'" gives readers a heavy-handed clue, but not until the end does this shy newcomer make his appearance. Chapman's acrylic illustrations are as soft and cuddly as ever and the familiar rhythm works well for reading aloud. While this isn't the strongest of the titles, Bear's many fans won't want to miss it.-Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416954385
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
Bear Books Series
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
450,977
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 6.04(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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