Bear Feels Scared

Bear Feels Scared


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Bad weather frightens Bear, but his woodland friends are there to help him in this sweet, reassuring Bear story from bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman!

In the deep, dark woods
by the Strawberry Vale,
a big bear lumbers
down a small, crooked trail...

The sun is setting and it’s getting chilly. When Bear’s friends discover that he is not at home in his lair, they march out into the cold to find their pal. Friends don’t let friends stay lost! Wren, Owl, and Raven take to the skies while Badger, Mole, and Mouse search on the ground. Pretty soon Bear is found, and once he’s back in his cave, he feels quite safe with his friends all around.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689859861
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Series: Bear Books Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 134,756
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books, including the Bear Books series, Where Is Home, Little Pip?, and A Dog Named Doug. Karma lives in Montana.

Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at

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Bear Feels Scared 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
farfromkansas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bear Feels Scared, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman, is a heartwarming tale of a big bear and the animal friends who come to his rescue. In the book, Bear goes out for a snack in the woods; however, he is caught in a storm, and is paralyzed by his fright. Fortunately for Bear, his animal friends organize a search-and-rescue party to bring him back home; when they find him, they comfort him and help him overcome his fears. After they all head back to their cave, Bear tells stories and the animals all fall asleep, cuddled together.The message of Bear Feels Scared is a reassuring one: even the biggest and strongest of us get scared sometimes, but friends can help us through the frightening times in our lives. While Wilson¿s text flows smoothly and her rhymes seem effortless, the truly striking aspect of the book is Chapman¿s illustrations: her acrylic paintings of Bear and his journey are breathtakingly intricate. Chapman¿s artwork is simultaneously cute, powerful, and poetic; in this case, her contributions have stolen the spotlight. Although some of the illustrations might seem dark and intimidating to very young children (which definitely captures the frightening surroundings of Bear¿s journey), the animals always seem endearing and hopeful. This is a wonderful book, and it provides a great lesson for children of all ages.Citation:Wilson, Karma, and Jane Chapman. Bear Feels Scared. New York: Scholastic, 2009. Print.
megancoleman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is a good example of friendship, and being lost. It clearly expresses fears and reactions that are expressed by feeling scared. It could be used through first grade.
ReadingMomMO More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Their are other books in the series that are great as well.
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My daughter loves the entire "Bear" series of books, and was thrilled with this one. Especially when she realized how close to "home" Bear really was. A book to be read over and over again.
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What can I say? I'm a sucker for good, quality children's books. This is a great one to share with my 2nd grade class. I also recommend Runny Babbit and Nose Pickin' (and 50 Other Ways to Tickle Your Brain!)