A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear

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Overview

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear by Mayra Calvani, KC Snider

On a very bad day, Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she's too busy to notice-until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story.
Suggested age range for readers: 3-7

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616334352
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.06(d)

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A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
What delightful book. Both my six and eight year old boys loved it, and wanted it read again. I couldn't even imagine all that happened to poor mama bear, and like a human mother, flustered, she didn't see the comfort that was being offered by her child. We talked about what it would be like to have Madame Baboon visit with her troop. The boys agreed that we wouldn't have our Christmas tree still up, and most of the house would be trashed. We had a fun time reading this sweet, quick book, and I highly recommend it as a real treat! I received this book through the Author, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gosh darn it! Mama Bear is having one heck of a bad day! Nothing seems to be going right for the bear, and in this entertaining story, children will delight in seeing how Mama Bear deals with her troubles and how sweet, lovable Little Bear tries to help his mother. The day starts with Mama Bear, dressed in pink bathrobe and bunny ear slippers, making breakfast. Alas, she burns the sardines and a “spatter of grease stung her paw…OUCH!” Maybe she should have just gone back to bed at that point! Alas, there are dishes to clean, shopping to do, and so much more so Mama Bear has no choice but to keep on with her disastrous day. Each time Mama Bear has an unfortunate crisis (each a funny crisis, nothing serious to worry or frighten little ones), sweet Little Bear thinks about “…giving Mama Bear his super, so good, so very special dolly…” but instead, each time he offers something else. And each time, Mama Bear is so upset and preoccupied, that she doesn’t even see her little one. Later that day the bears have a visit from the most out-of-control family of baboons you’ve ever seen. Would the day ever end? A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear is a delightful story about one day in the life of one very harried mother (how many of us can relate???!!) and her adorable child. The ending is wonderful, with Mama Bear realizing what is the softest, bestest, most special gift of all. The author is to be applauded for including lots of fun words that will make reading this book all the more enjoyable. BOOM! CRASH! KNOCK! AH…AH…AH…CHOOH! Children will love reading this book out loud at bedtime or any time. Quill says: Looking for a FUN book that will delight both mom and child? You’ve found it!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review as part of a blog tour. This is one book that I want to own in paperback it was that good. When Mama Bear is having one of those days that all of us moms seem to have well Little bear tries to give her something to cheer her up. And it is the thought that counts that had me going awww how sweet.  I asked K what his favorite part was and he started to tell me one thing then goes the whole book. Which when I tried to find a favorite part it was hard but I did find it. It was the ending.  "There stood Little Bear, offering her his super, so good, so very special dolly. "So what if breakfast burned, or I tipped honey-dripping carts, or I was harassed by the baboon troop." said Mama Bear. She gathered Little Bear in her arms and squeezed him very tight, celebrating the super, so good, so very special love they shared.  If you are having a bad day gather you little ones up for a super duper special hug it will make it all worth it in the end. It just goes to show that your kids can make your day so much better even if it started off bad.
VonnieR More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had one of those days that everything seemed to be going wrong? These kind of days are not fun and consequently, causes one to be in a foul mood and overlook the good things in life. In this wonderful illustrated children's book, Mama Bear doesn't have a good day and does not notice the comfort her son is trying to give her. Everything is going wrong for Mama Bear: from burning breakfast, to her car breaking down, to causing a honey accident in the market, to being harassed by the baboon troupe. Mama Bear is having a very sad, bad day. Little Bear sees his mom struggling and finds objects to give to her to help sooth her, but Mama Bear is too busy to acknowledge him. Will Mama Bear have a better day? Will she finally look at Little Bear and see the love he's trying to give her? Along with the beautiful illustrations by KC Snider, Mayra Calvani has put together a very cute children's book that talks about the importance of life even when things are going bad. Calvani uses fun language, such as repetition and onomatopoeia, to make the story come alive. Young children will enjoy this wonderful tale of Mama Bear and her Little Bear.
Beverly_Stowe More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had one of those days where everything that can go wrong does go wrong? If not, you’re very lucky. If so, you’ll be able to sympathize with Mama Bear as she faces such a day. In Author Mayra Calvani’s new picture book, A BAD MAD SAD DAY FOR MAMA BEAR, the reader follows along with Mama Bear, who faces one disaster after another. From household accidents to a stubborn car to unexpected visitors and more, Mama Bear is so busy fixing things and bringing order back to her life that she doesn’t see Little Bear in his attempts to brighten her day. Will Mama Bear ever notice what Little Bear is offering her? The author has written a beautiful story about family and love. Sometimes, we’re so wrapped up in our own troubles, we miss seeing the treasure under our very nose. And sometimes, it takes a child’s unselfish love to help us through the storm. K. C. Snider’s delightful illustrations complete this sweet story. The expressions on Mama Bear’s face, as well as on Little Bear’s and the other characters are just right to show the characters’ feelings. This is a must have book for school libraries, public libraries, and your own personal library. So pick up a copy for all the little ones you know and watch the expressions on their faces as they read about Mama Bear and Little Bear. ###
Penelope_Anne_Cole More than 1 year ago
A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear, by Mayra Calvani and illustrated by K.C. Snider, is a sweet book about a problem day for mother and child. Mama Bear has one bad thing after another happen in her busy day. We can all relate to that. We’ve had days when we drop things, when the car won’t start, when we spill things, when things tip over, and we miss something important. Then we pick ourselves up and carry on in spite of these mishaps. Mama Bear does the same. However, in her coping and dealing with one bad thing after another, she forgets one very important little person – Baby Bear. He’s right there trying to offer support and comfort in unseen ways. Will Mama Bear slow down long enough to notice how he’s trying to help? The story is fanciful and language is full of fun. There’s repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and even slapstick. Here are some examples: Everything was going from bad to worse for Mama Bear today. At breakfast she burned the sizzling sardines, and a spatter of grease stung her paw ... OUCH! Then while scrubbing the dishes, she dropped a cup and ... CRASH! It smashed to smithereens on the floor. “Oh no, my favorite tea cup!” Some situations are downright silly, but will make reading aloud that much more enjoyable for reader and listener. A very special part of this story is K.C. Snider’s artwork. She has done an amazing job of telling this story in pictures. The action is vivid, the colors and characters vibrant and alive. The humor of the story, married with the artwork, leaps off the page. After seeing the illustrations, you can’t imagine the story any other way. With so much to read and see on every page, it is truly captivating – a delight for eye and ear. A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear is about the how an ordinary day can have small and large catastrophes and challenges. We’ve all had very bad and even horrible days, but somehow we get through them. In the midst of these little and big daily problems, we pick up the pieces and still find things to appreciate and be thankful for -- like the loving gestures of our sweet children and the support of our partners and friends.