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Little Bear and the Wishing Tree
     

Little Bear and the Wishing Tree

by Norbert Landa, Simon Mendez (Illustrator)
 

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When Bertie Bear gets into trouble for not sharing his toys, he decides to spend the night in a tree. Bertie is a little lonely, but then he discovers that he is in an unusual tree. When he's hungry, pancakes appear, and when he's cold, there's a blanket to snuggle into. Could the tree be magic? Bertie Bear learns all about the magic of sharing in this charming

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When Bertie Bear gets into trouble for not sharing his toys, he decides to spend the night in a tree. Bertie is a little lonely, but then he discovers that he is in an unusual tree. When he's hungry, pancakes appear, and when he's cold, there's a blanket to snuggle into. Could the tree be magic? Bertie Bear learns all about the magic of sharing in this charming story.

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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Little Bear does not want to share his car with his baby brother. "It's mine," he shouts. "He'll break it." And with that Little Bear slams out of the house and climbs up his favorite tree where he will sulk all night. Alas, he gets very hungry and the berries that squirrels bring are not enough to satisfy Little Bear. Then Little Bear spots a pancake. "I didn't know this was a pancake tree," he says. Night falls and the birds and glow-worms are willing to share feathers and light with a chilly, afraid-of-the-dark Little Bear. Again the tree mysteriously provides a blanket and a lantern. There is a hint early on about who is really responsible for the magic. When Little Bear peeks through the kitchen window, he sees Mama and his little brother making pancakes for snacks. A sweet and simple story with lovely illustrations and certain to be enjoyed by the youngest book lovers.
Kirkus Reviews
A British import, this gentle but didactic story offers a lesson about sharing, caring and the watchfulness of moms. Bertie Bear does not want to share his car with Baby Bear. "It's mine. And, he'll break it," he tells his mother, and dashes outside to his favorite tree, vowing to stay there all night. He gets hungry, but pancakes appear. He gets cold, but a blanket turns up. It gets dark, but somehow there's a lantern. Alert children will notice among the softly dappled and pastel-toned illustrations that Mommy Bear has been making sure that Bertie has all he needs while sulking in his tree. Finally, of course, Bertie wants to tell his mother and sibling about his "pancake-blanket-lantern tree," so he comes back inside to a big hug and a knowing smile from Mommy Bear. Pretty insubstantial, but definitely pretty. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561485666
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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