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There's a Bear on My Chair
by Ross Collins


Overview - Poor Mouse A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what s that? Is that a mouse in Bear s house?"  Read more...

 
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Overview
Poor Mouse A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what s that? Is that a mouse in Bear s house?"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763689421
  • ISBN-10: 0763689424
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5
  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Bears
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

A playful portrait of impotent rage, Collins’s (The Elephantom) rhyming story looks at what happens when a problem is just too big to tackle. A huge lunk of a polar bear has taken a liking to a mouse’s chair; it’s comically small for him, and he spills over the sides. The bear gives a gleeful wave to readers as the mouse fumes: “He is so big,/ it’s hard to share./ There isn’t any/ room to spare.” While the bear reads the newspaper and models his Elvis costume (“He has fine taste in leisure wear,/ I’m fond of how he does his hair”), the mouse rants and schemes, tempting the bear with treats, then making other plans (“Maybe I’ll give him a scare—/ I’ll jump out in my underwear!”). Unimpressed, the bear checks his phone. The encounter ends with a neat reversal of circumstances in a nearby igloo. Collins’s drawings win laughs with confident, swooping lines and witty details (the silver tips on the collar of the bear’s Elvis shirt), and his sparkling verse has the ring of a nursery classic. Ages 2–5. (Aug.)

 
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