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Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.
- ISBN-13: 9781416958567
- ISBN-10: 1416958568
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
- Publish Date: September 2012
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 10.27 x 11.4 x 0.91 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-08-13
- Reviewer: Staff
In Bear’s eighth woodland outing, he is bored in his cave, so he plans a gathering—but his cupboards are bare. Serendipitously, his gentle friends stop by, one by one, bringing food: Badger brings fish, Hare brings muffins, and a trio of birds brings pears and herbs for tea. Though Bear regretfully admits that he has nothing to offer in exchange, they assure him that his presence is all that they need. Chapman’s glowing acrylics create a joyful atmosphere in a story that obliquely references Thanksgiving, but functions as a reminder of the importance of gratitude any time of year. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)