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Hardcover Bear Snores on Book

ISBN: 0689831870

ISBN13: 9780689831874

Bear Snores on

(Part of the Bear Series)

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Book Overview

One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

Great book, but a bad copy

I love this book, it is one of my favorites! However, the copy I received smells horribly of mildew. It’s unusable and unfortunately I’ll be donating it.

Current favorite

It rhymes, the artwork is beautiful, love all the sound words, and it has a great story. I can't think of higher praise.

Charming little book! Love it.

This is a charming book that tells a sweet story with simple rhyming, of a hibernating bear and all his dear little friends. The illustrations are very nicely done. Worth every penny. Kids of all ages will love it. My grandkids adore it.

Spanish version is good, not as great as the English

The Spanish is well translated, but the timing is off on some of the rhymes. This is obviously difficult with translation, so I still give them props! The vocab in Spanish is still lovely and varied, so major plus there! My son loves it, and we will keep this in rotation!

More than what the words say

While the winter storm rages, bear snores on. Guest after guest arrives in bear's lair, and bear STILL snores on. The story is funny (and has a moment of sadness) without losing meaning. Another delight of the book is the text - not just what the words are saying, but the way the letters are CAPITALIZED and sometimes bold-print, or smaller than the normal type. This really highlights the emphasis on the emotions or activities of the animals, including the bear (whose snoring seems to get louder as the activities around him become more animated). The story seems "just right" - kind of like Goldilocks finding the right bed to sleep in - and the full-page illustrations are great attention-keepers. A book kids will want to read again and again.

Sleep On, Brown Bear.....

"In a cave in the woods,/in his deep, dark lair,/through the long cold winter/sleeps a great brown bear..." A little mouse arrives and seeks shelter from the freezing cold and snowy winter, and builds a fire to stay warm. "But the bear snores on." Soon a rabbit joins the mouse and they pop popcorn and brew warm tea in the now cozy cave. "But the bear snores on." In comes a badger, then a gopher, mole, wren, and raven. But the bear snores on, oblivious to all the eating and drinking and partying now taking place in his lair. That is, until a small pepper fleck from the stew lands right on his nose and he sneezes. Bear wakes up, takes a look around at all the goings on, and gnarls and snarls, roars and rumbles, jumps and stomps, growls and grumbles. He is one unhappy bear. But never fear, his woodland friends know just what to do..... Karma Wilson has written a gentle and inviting story that's sure to take the chill out of a cold winter's day. Her joyous, lyrical, rhyming text is full of humor, wordplay, alliteration, and sound effects, and just begs to be read aloud. With its repetitive refrain, "But the bear snores on", little ones will enjoy being able to "help" you read. Jane Chapman's delightful colorful and expressive illustrations, in soft tones, bring the engaging characters to life, and gives the story a warm and cozy feel. Perfect for preschoolers, Bear Snores On is a sweet and entertaining picture book, with a charming and amusing ending, you don't want to miss.

The Must-Have Book For Winter!

This is Karma Wilson's first book, but after you read it, you can bet you'll know that it will definately not be her last! Talent abounds with this book from Margaret McElderry Books/Simon and Schuster. Jane Chapman's pictures are refreshingly unique, and endearing.When you pick up this book, you will think that you are picking up a piece of art.And you are!The text and the pictures simply sing with the flurry of the winter snowflakes. Soft, unexpected, rich, deep, and crisp!The story is about a bear who keeps snoring on, even after some animals stop by to have tea and popcorn with him. But the party goes on without him as he sleeps. The chomp and crunch of the rabbit, badger and mouse eating honey-nuts- still doesn't wake him up! A fleck of pepper finally rouses him, and they do the party all over again for the sake of the bear. :))Buy two. for your best friend who will want to borrow your copy!!!

The best in rhyming picture books

Bear Snores On is Ms. Wilson's first picture book and it is WONDERFUL! Written in flowing, musical rhyme, the structure is flexible, never stilted, to allow the story to unfold as it should. Clever word choices add to the feel of the story, be it the cold winter with "fluff-cold snow" or the animals sharing food and fun ("They tweet and they titter. They chat and they chitter."). A recurring refrain tells us that "The bear snores on" while other woodland creatures gather in his cave to escape the winter weather and end up having quite a party. Jane Chapman's cute illustrations will hold the attention of young listeners as will the story, the word choices, onomatopoeia ("And they nibble and they munch with a chew, chomp, crunch!"), and the refrain, which little ones will love to say along with the reader. And the twist at the end will always bring a smile. This is a book that everyone will want to read over and over again. I'm already looking forward to Ms. Wilson's next book, Moose Tracks, which is due out later this year. Hooray, Karma!
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