Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On


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One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on!
See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests — all of them having a party without him!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689831874
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: Bear Books Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 69,140
Product dimensions: 10.34(w) x 11.42(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 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 Snores On 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Brasseur More than 1 year ago
We have loved all the titles in the "Bear" series. The vocabulary is interesting and the thyme and rhythm appeal to kids from 1 to 5. Illustrations are charming too!
KatydidKL More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my grandson and we love reading it together. It's a very fun read and a very cozy read. I buy this book for everyone I know who's having a baby. Love it!
book4children More than 1 year ago
This book has more five star reviews than I have seen on any picture book, and with good reason. This was a delightful surprise to read. I loved the charming prose and the beautiful artwork. The colors were well coordinated and the illustrations fit with the writing very well. The writing itself was entertaining, upbeat, and fun. I was partying right along with all the animals! I would definitely recommend Bear Snores On to anyone looking for a good picture book. With the theme of hibernation, it would even make a good Christmas or birthday gift.
Zagarius More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that I happened to come by in a cereal box! I read it to my oldest son (who will be 7) so much that the pages fell apart. We love to read this book! He's able to read it himself now. I got this board book edition for my sons for Christmas and know my youngest son will love it as much as I do! I definitely recommend this book to parents! We have since branched out to the other Bear books.
KAM1 More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book we read it about once a week since he had this book for the last two years. We recently purchased another one to give as a gift.
Miam More than 1 year ago
My kids and I love 'Bear' so much that we have all the books in the series. Karma Wilson's writing is very fun and playful. My 2 year old knows all the book covers and is starting to memorize each story. The illistrations are beautiful. Recommended to all families! A definate must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for our 4 year old for Christmas and he and his 2 year old brother can not get enough of it. We read this book several times a day, EVERY day! The story is adorable and the wonderful, detailed illustrations really bring the story to life. We've read this so many times that even my 2 year old can recite it verbatim! Our favorite line is 'And they nibble and they munch with a CHEW, CHOMP, CRUNCH!' My kids never get tired of this book! I recommend it to everyone who will listen!
YouthGPL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Merideth says: A cute cumulative story with rhyming text and gentle illustrations. Maybe a tad long for storytime.
emtimmins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just delightful! And look for bear in other books by Karma Wilson--all terrific!
corrylloyd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Bear Snores On¿ By Karma Wilson is a story about a bear that normally sleeps through the winter. One stormy night as the bear sleeps in his cave there was a cold winter storm blowing outside. As the night continued on so did the small animals entering the cave to stay warm. They were having such a grand time heating tea and popping corn, until the bear woke up.This story is great for ages 0-8. The Illustrations are beautiful and work well with the text, following along nicely with the story. The pictures are non threatening or scary in any way. The story travels along very smoothly with a little bit of rhythmic text keeping the children interested. There is not a lot of suspense in this story, but just enough to keep the children wondering who will enter the cave next or will they wake the bear up.This is Karma Wilson first picture book published in 2002 and has not yet received any awards for this story.
awiltenburg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is really cute!! (its unlikely for these animals to hang out together) The animals start coming around looking for warmth, companionship, and food. The bear wakes up with a sneeze without incident to the other animals. This book is an easy reader for young kids, shows diversity in friendships, uses repetitive and fun for reluctant readers preK-4. This would be an excellent book to include in a compare/contrast project with The Mitten (Jan Brett) grades 5+.
barnes08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a bear that sleeps through the party. The setting is winter and the bear is a sleep in the lair. All the other animals come in the lair and have pop corn, black tea, honey-nuts and stew. The other animals have fun the whole time ¿the bear snores on¿. When the bear finally wakes up he is sad for he wanted to have fun too. The animals made more tea and pop corn then the bear tell tales and all the other animals fall asleep. The pictures are rich with color. I liked how the author told the setting through the pictures. I also like how the book used the font. You can change you voice to fit the story through the font. Talk to the kids about the setting of the story, also how it¿s winter time. Discuss how bears sleep in the winter time. Ask what they would do, if they were the other animals, when the bear wakes up.
mcprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is good book to read to students when discussing bears. There is a bear that is sleeping through the winter, and some animals decide to have a get together in his cave. The animals do have to be careful and not wake the sleeping bear.
mbberg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this cute book! It is about a hibernating bear and the party that goes on while he is sleeping. The entire book rhymed which I loved. I also loved the illistrations. I thought it was funny how a pepper flake made the bear wake up and also that when he did wake up all he wanted to do was be included in the party. I loved this book and would definitely read it to my class.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bear sleeps through his own party. Teaches students about hibernation.
janbrooks1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Delightful illustrations of a snowy party in the bear's cave. When the bear wakes up, it's time to party on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the bear books!
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This is one of our favorite books! Interesting rhyming and rhythm like "The coals pip pop and the wind doesn't stop but the bear snores on." I've read two of the other books in this series and they don't flow as well as this book.
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Bear Snores On A story about a bear who sleeps through the long cold winter, while his friends have a party in his very own lair! Upon waking bear moans and groans, cries and sobs, until little mouse pops up and tells him they can pop more corn and brew more tea-and the party continues. Written by Karma Wilson using the familiar rhythm of the bear series, and sweetly illustrated by Jane Chapman. A must have for any children's library. Both my 3 year old and 2 year love this book, as well as Bear Wants More, Bear Feels Scared, Bear Feels Sick and Bear Stays Up Late.
MarkatMN More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. I always purchase this one for baby gifts.
DFace More than 1 year ago
The whole series is beautifully written and illustrated.