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Bear Has a Story to Tell
by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead


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"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.  Read more...


 
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More About Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead; Erin E. Stead
 
 
 
Overview

"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?

This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

"Bear Has a Story to Tell "is a" Kirkus Reviews" Best Children's Book of 2012. This title has Common Core connections.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596437456
  • ISBN-10: 1596437456
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-6


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Bears

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-07-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Big, furry bears abound in children’s books, but Erin Stead’s is especially soulful. It might be the way his eyebrows furrow with concern, or the way he leans forward to hear what his friends are saying. Bear wants to tell a story, but his friends Mouse, Duck, Frog, and Mole are busy preparing for winter. (Mole is already asleep, in a den so deep the book has to be turned sideways to view it.) Instead, Bear offers help to his friends. Helpfulness in picture books can teach a moral lesson or it can let readers imagine luxuriating in that tender care themselves. This collaboration, which follows the Steads’ Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, is of the second sort. Bear raises a great paw to check the wind for Duck and tucks Frog tenderly into his hole. When winter passes, the animals are reunited, but Bear has forgotten his story; now it’s his friends’ turn to help him. The quiet suggestion that no one has all the answers is just one of the many pleasures the Steads give readers. Ages 2–6. Agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (Sept.)

 
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