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The Bear Who Shared
by Catherine Rayner


Overview - Norris the bear has been waiting patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree. But Tulip the raccoon and Violet the mouse have too . . . although maybe not so patiently. In fact, Tulip and Violet sniff, listen to, and even hug the fruit. Norris catches the fruit when it finally falls, and because he is a wise bear, he shares it and makes two new friends.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Norris the bear has been waiting patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree. But Tulip the raccoon and Violet the mouse have too . . . although maybe not so patiently. In fact, Tulip and Violet sniff, listen to, and even hug the fruit. Norris catches the fruit when it finally falls, and because he is a wise bear, he shares it and makes two new friends.

A lovely simplicity of language and gorgeous artwork make this story of one of life's first lessons perfect for the youngest listeners.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780803735767
  • ISBN-10: 0803735766
  • Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.5 x 11.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Manners & Etiquette
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Values
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-01-31
  • Reviewer: Staff

"eing a wise bear, Norris knew that plorringes were the best fruit of all." Norris also knows that good things are worth waiting for, so he rests under the plorringe tree in the perfect spot to acquire the globular fruit when it falls. But Norris isn't the only one with an interest in the juicy treat: mouse Violet and raccoon Tulip scamper up the plorringe tree. They sniff, listen to, and hug the plorringe, and they are about to have a lick when it falls off the tree, landing with a "whomp!" on Norris's head. Readers who recognize Norris's teddy bear nature in his pensive gaze and lumbering snooze beneath the tree won't be surprised when, without hesitation, he carefully doles out sections of the "delicious, sun-kissed, soft-as-cotton-candy plorringe" to Violet and Tulip ("Norris was wise. And he was also kind"), who become his friends. Rayner's scraggly ink-outlined animals, colored with bold blocks of paint, easily communicate a traveled but salient lesson about patience and generosity—although readers may be dismayed to find no plorringes in stock at the grocery store. Ages 3–5. (Mar.)

 
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