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The Bear on the Bed
     

The Bear on the Bed

by Ruth Miller, Bill Slavin (Illustrator)
 

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A little girl's trip to summer camp is turned upside down when a high-spirited bear pays her a visit. Now, this bear could have gone fishing, jogging, hiking or biking. Instead, he makes himself right at home in the little girl's cabin, laying claim to her bed. First he grabs a quick nap. Then he joyfully plucks a tune on his banjo. This song and dance routine

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A little girl's trip to summer camp is turned upside down when a high-spirited bear pays her a visit. Now, this bear could have gone fishing, jogging, hiking or biking. Instead, he makes himself right at home in the little girl's cabin, laying claim to her bed. First he grabs a quick nap. Then he joyfully plucks a tune on his banjo. This song and dance routine leads to more colorful antics, and in no time at all the naughty intruder is literally swinging from the rafters!

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Miller relates an anecdote, which is based on one of her own summer camp experiences, in rollicking, rhyming verse. Throughout the story, an enthusiastic, big brown bear opts out of myriad campground diversions in favor of hanging out in the cabin and on the bunk of a mortified little girl in pigtails. Then comes the punch line: The child says, "And after he snoozed/and danced on my bed,/And after he jumped/and bounced on my bed,/And after he almost fell/on his head-/That naughty old bear-/He POOPED on my bed!" As far as kids are concerned, this is a fail-safe storyhour crowd-pleaser. Parents and other adults, however, may be underwhelmed at best. Slavin's exuberant cartoon art is rendered in acrylics on gessoed paper. This gleefully perverse inversion of "Goldilocks" has enough child appeal to justify purchase, but be prepared for some parents to groan out loud when they read the last page.-Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553376873
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Miller's stories are in rhyming text with delightful illustrations. They are excellent read-aloud books for preschoolers and young school aged children. Ruth lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley?s Party and The Bear on the Bed. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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