Maybe A Bear Ate It!
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Maybe A Bear Ate It!

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by Robie Harris, Michael Emberley
     
 

Let your imagination go wild with this hilarious new picture book from bestselling duo, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberely!

"It's gone! It's nowhere!
I can't find it anywhere!
Where is MY BOOK? I need MY BOOK!"

What happens when your favorite book goes missing? Bestselling duo Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley climb into the mind of a young child

Overview


Let your imagination go wild with this hilarious new picture book from bestselling duo, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberely!

"It's gone! It's nowhere!
I can't find it anywhere!
Where is MY BOOK? I need MY BOOK!"

What happens when your favorite book goes missing? Bestselling duo Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley climb into the mind of a young child and create a hilarious picture book romp. As the frantic search for the beloved book takes off all sorts of horrifying thoughts come to mind and the imagination goes wild.

Robie Harris's simple, yet adventurous text is accompanied by hilarious animal illustrations from Michael Emberley. A story to entice book lovers of all ages!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

A wide-eyed critter of indeterminate species, surrounded by an elaborate bedtime ensemble of stuffed animals, is cuddled up with his favorite book. But in the middle of a big yawn, he inadvertently and unknowingly kicks the book under his bed. Readers will easily spot it (the bright red volume juts out from one of the bed's front legs), but the critter would much rather give in to wild speculation than actually hunt for it. "Maybe a BEAR ate it!" he shrieks, and Emberley (paired with Harris for It's So Amazing!) imagines a scowling hulking ursine beast attacking the volume with a fork. Or maybe a shark consumed it; but at least all the sea creatures in its stomach can enjoy circle time. This is really more of a skit than a story, but it has a sound and effective unspoken message about not jumping to conclusions and taking responsibility for one's belongings. Besides, Harris and Emberley are clearly having so much fun that their enjoyment is infectious. Ages 3-5. (Jan.)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
What should you do when you lose your favorite book right in the middle of an exciting read? How do you look for it? What happens if you cannot find your book? In this story, the main character explores imaginative possibilities regarding the book's mysterious disappearance—a bear ate it, a stegosaurus stomped on it, a rhino ran away with it, a bat flew up high in the sky with it, a shark swallowed it, and even an elephant fell asleep on it. Humorous illustrations accompany each of these scenarios, drawing young readers into this interactive story. No matter what the young hero does, he cannot locate the book—until he finds it underneath his bed. Children will love the storyline, but the illustrations are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Bestselling duo Robie Harris and Michael Emberley have created another hilarious picture book hit that is guaranteed to bring hours of pleasure to bedtime reading sessions. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
School Library Journal

PreS
A small creature (cat?) in pajamas (with a nightcap over each pointed ear) cozies down in bed with his stuffed animals-a bear, rhino, elephant, shark, and-most important of all-his favorite book. When he snoozes a little, he wakes to find it has disappeared. After imagining different horrifying scenarios, which involve his plush animals turned real ("Maybe a BEAR ate it!"; "Maybe a STEGOSAURUS stomped on it!"), he starts to search and finally finds the book under his bed. "You know what? I LOVE my book!" he says, snuggling down among his toys to read. The minimal text is perfectly matched with wonderfully expressive cartoon illustrations that mirror the youngster's emotions as he conjures up each possible disaster. Exactly right for preschool storytime or toddler bedtime, this story will tickle the funny bones of both readers and their audiences.
—Judith ConstantinidesCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439929615
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
300,724
Product dimensions:
9.46(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Robie H. Harris is an award-winning author of over thirty books for everyone from toddlers to older kids, including MAYBE A BEAR ATE IT!, MAIL HARRY TO THE MOON!, WHO HAS WHAT?, DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK!, and GOODBYE MOUSIE. She lives in New York City. Visit her online at www.robieharris.com.

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Maybe A Bear Ate It! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RainyGirl More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for the pre-reader or the little one learning to read. The first few pages are illustrations only, allowing them to start the story, and it just gets better from there. The fears about what happened to the book get bigger and bigger and more and more absurd and it's the sort of joke the kids will be in on right up to the solution at the end. A really, really good book for the kids. It entertains and teaches at the same time.
Blomette More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet, but it is the One Book 4 Colorado choice!! Just made today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Esperanza-Hopes More than 1 year ago
As a Language Speech Specialist who works with preschool children who have language and speech difficulties, this book with its sweet story allowed me to have a great lesson. My goal was to teach verbs and the love of books. My 3 to 5 year old students identified with the main character of the story. As I read them the story, the children listened to the narration and you could see how their eyes opened as they looked at the beautiful pictures and giggles came after turning each page. Each one of the children had their own little red book with empty pages inside. To fill out those pages, we looked at the book again and each child said what was happening to the book. They glued each "action" on each of their red little books. They all ended up hugging their red little books and saying "Yo amo mi libro"/I love my book". My therapy is in Spanish since my students are Spanish speaking children. The fact that the illustrations and the story were so clear and simple, made my translation easier.