Bear Has A Story to Tell

Bear Has A Story to Tell

Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012 (Hagerstown, MD : Lehigh Phoenix Corp.)
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596437456
Call Number: jE STEAD 2012
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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Bear can't remember what happened before his big nap, so his friends help him retell his story. Lovely, detailed illustrations help the read tell the story too!

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ChristchurchLib Mar 26, 2013

It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell...Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story? A charming companion to Philip and Erin Stead's Caldecott Medal winning collaboration A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

March 2013 Picture books newsletter.

forbesrachel Jan 13, 2013

A helpful bear forgets the story he wishes to share, but in the process finds he has a new one to tell. The illustrations are full of little details to give them realism, and many brilliant colours are used. The story is simple yet charming!

SPL_Kids Oct 18, 2012

Winter was coming quickly and Bear was getting sleepy. But before he went to sleep, there was something that he wanted to do. Bear had a story to share. He looked about in the forest for his friends. Mouse was busy, scampering about, collecting food for the long winter months ahead. Bear helped, but when they were finished, Mouse immediately disappeared into his underground tunnel until spring.
Next, Bear found Duck, who was just about to fly south. Bear tested the wind for him and then, Duck was gone. He found Frog hunting for a winter bed. Bear made one for him among the dry leaves on the ground. Frog hopped right in and was asleep in seconds. And Mole was already asleep deep under the ground. Snowflakes were beginning to fall just as Bear sleepily made his way to his winter cave.
Months passed. When Bear awoke, it was spring. He rolled out onto the green grass and remembered that he had a story to tell his friends. One by one, Bear’s friends woke up from their winter naps, and Duck returned from the south. Bear prepared to tell his tale. But suddenly he realized that he had forgotten his story!
“Winter is a very long time for a bear to remember”, he said sadly, hanging his head. The ending to this charmingly-illustrated story, in which Bear’s friends came to his rescue, is just right for this gentle tale about stories, friendship and patience.


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