Contrary Bearby Phyllis Root, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
A little girl blames her contrary behavior on her best friend, Bear. It's Bear who throws sand in the playground. It's Bear who wants a big piece of cake, not a small one. And it's Bear who certainly does not want to be quiet during naptime. After an entire day of naughtiness, the little girl realizes that Bear has gone too far . . . and her attempts to make amends result in a grateful kiss from her beleaguered dad. But once Dad leaves the room . . .
A blissfully mischievous story sure to strike a chord with contrary bears, contrary bear owners, and contrary bear parents.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.34(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 6 Years
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This book has become a favorite of mine and my niece. I used to have to read it to her everytime I visited, but now she 'reads' it to me! She doesn't know how to read, but she loves the book so much and we have had to read it to her so much that she has learned every word of the book. She now enjoys 'reading' the book to others! This book was definitely a GREAT buy for us!
This is the story of a naughty -- nay, contrary -- bear and the little girl who loves him. The illustrations are playful and the characters' faces -- especially Bear's -- are very expressive. I love to read this out loud, especially the parts where Bear is noisy when Dad wants him to be quiet, and when Bear makes the train sound 'To-whoo-whoo!' Kids will enjoy it, and adults will enjoy reading it to them.