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Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse -- small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse -- who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places -- just won’t go away!
Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.
(book review from Candlewick Press)
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the_very_cranky_bear.jpg....for more with this book, click here
When four friends encounter a cranky bear, Moose, Lion, and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up, but in the end, it is plain, ordinary Sheep who might have the answer.
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gruff_the_grump.jpg ... by Steve Smallman ... (not AR)
Gruff the Grump is one great big, scowly, growly, grizzly grump of a bear. But he doesn't care. Plus, it keeps the other forest animals out of his way. Except, that is, for one little rabbit whose winning ways find in Gruff a big, kind friend.
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OTHER "BEAR" BOOKS BY BONNY BECKER...
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Bear has a cold, a terrible cold. In fact, Bear is quite sure that no one has ever been as sick as he is. But when Mouse comes tap, tap, tapping at his front door, eager to make Bear "good as new!" his relentlessly cheerful nursing only makes Bear more and more furious. Mouse definitely does not appreciate the gravity of the situation! ... ... The lovable curmudgeon Bear and his irrespressible friend Mouse from the best-selling A visitor for Bear are back in a hilarious new story that offers a healthy dose of laughter. (summary from book jacket)
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bear books by Karma Wilson ...
Bear Snores On ... ...for more with this book, click here
Bear Wants More
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Bear Feels Scared
Bear Feels Sick
Bear's Loose Tooth
Bear's New Friend
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