A Visitor for Bear

A Visitor for Bear


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A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, Kady MacDonald Denton

Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.

Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse — small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse — who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places — just won’t go away!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763646110
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Series: Bear and Mouse Series
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 84,289
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Bonny Becker, author of a number of award-winning picture books and middle-grade novels, says that the persistent mouse featured in A VISITOR FOR BEAR just popped into her head one day and wouldn’t go away. Several other Bear and Mouse stories are in the works. Bonny Becker lives in Seattle.

Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of TWO HOMES by Claire Masurel and A CHILD'S TREASURY OF NURSERY RHYMES. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

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The lively repetition and superb pacing make this an ideal choice for storytime.
—School Library Journal

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Visitor for Bear 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I listened to this story today for the first time and we both loved it. It is a wonderful story about friendship and a great read aloud book. I have already decided to read this book to my daughter's class this year.
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Miapinion More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful book.  I can't wait to gift it.
botfish More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much. It is adorable and I could read it to my daughter every day and never get tired of it. 
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This book was about a bear that had a “No Visitors Allowed” sign on his front door. Bear was making breakfast when he heard a tap, tap on his door. Bear opened the door and there was a mouse. Bear asks mouse if he read the “No Visitors” sign on his front door. Bear tells the mouse to leave and then he went back to making his breakfast, but when he opens the drawer, there was the mouse; small, gray and bright-eyed. Bear gets the mouse back outside and shuts the door very firmly. Bear opens the cupboard to get bread, but there is the mouse. Every time Bear sends the mouse back outside and plugs up more holes in his house, but the mouse just keeps getting in. Finally, the mouse is in the teapot and Bear makes a deal with him. Mouse says that if he can have cheese and tea, then he’ll leave and gives Bear his word. Bear and mouse enjoy a nice fire, tea and cheese. The mouse finishes tea and leaves. Bear tells him not to go and tries to catch him. Mouse says that he gave his word and pounds on the “No Visitors” sign. Read this book to see if Bear and Mouse become friends! I do think other people would enjoy this book because it’s very funny that mouse keeps getting in to Bear’s house. I especially liked the tea party since having tea makes me feel so relaxed. This book teaches a lesson about how to make new friends by being nice to others and that being with someone else is more fun than not allowing visitors. I found this book interesting because the mouse was able to get through cracks because he was so small. Both boys and girls would enjoy this book. Children between the ages of four to nine would enjoy this happy ending story. Review by Young Mensan Hayden S., age 5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We took this book out of the library last year when my daughter was in kindergarten. She absolutely loved it! My son was in 2nd and he thought it was the funniest book ever. I recently found it again and my 2 children (grades 1st and 3rd - and the 3rd grader is reading at a Harry Potter level) Love hearing this book over and over again. They can't get enough of it - so I decided I'm going to buy it. I think it's the grumpy bear personalty coupled with the understanding, humorous mouse and the back and forth in their relationship that makes it fun. We have since read "Bedtime for Bear" and just another GREAT book by Bonny Becker.
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If you're a teacher, you'll love this book for no other reason than it has the word 'attentive' in it! Ever since we read this book, my first grade students have been showing me how attentive they can be....just like the mouse in the story was attentive to Bear. It's GREAT! It is also a fun story. My students loved it! There are many great exclamations and new vocabulary words to enjoy. In addition, A Visitor for Bear has a friendship theme. My students enjoyed the humor as well! It's a KEEPER! Perfect for first grade!
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