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Mr. Bear's new baby
Gliori, Debi.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Mr. and Mrs. Bear and the other forest animals despair of ever getting Baby Bear to stop crying and go to sleep, but Small Bear knows just how to solve the problem.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 68054.
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Mr. and Mrs. Bear and the other forest animals despair of ever getting Baby Bear to stop crying and go to sleep, but Small Bear knows just how to solve the problem.

Author Notes

Author and illustrator Debi Gliori was born in 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. She went to school there as well and studied design and illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She received an Andrew Grant traveling scholarship to go to Milan for a year. Gliori is best known for her work with children's books. Her picture book Mr. Bear to the Rescue won the Children's Book Award and was short listed for the Kate Greenaway Prize. Where, Oh Where, is Baby Bear? was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award in 2001. Always and Forever, written by Alan Durant and illustrated by Debi Gliori, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. Her work has also been shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Council Award (for Pure Dead Wicked in 2003), and for the Royal Mail Award, for Stormy Weather in 2010.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-4. Nothing will stop the wailing of Mr. Bear's new baby--not rocking or feeding or singing or the remedies of all the sleepless animals in the forest--but Small Bear knows that the baby is crying "because she wants someone to cuddle up to." Small Bear is right, and the baby stops crying as the whole family snuggles up together in "a bedful of bears." Although Gliori's double-page-spread pictures are a little busy for young preschoolers, they will enjoy both the disorder caused by the new noisy interloper and the cozy solution. --Hazel Rochman

Publisher's Weekly Review

The latest installment in Gliori's ongoing adventures of Mr. Bear will be familiar to anyone who's spent a wakeful night with a newborn. Mr. Bear and his wife try everything to soothe their newest little one to sleepÄfeeding, patting, singingÄbut to no avail. The wailing continues as neighbors drop by offering a variety of cradles. "How can someone so small make so much noise?" wonders Mr. Bear, who by this time is "feeling pretty close to crying himself." Finally, Small Bear, awakened by the din, comes up with the winning suggestion: that they cuddle his new sister in "a bedful of bears." Gliori's warmly lit watercolors set a snug stage for this appealing family tale, and her eye for humorous detail is in evidence, from the honeybee mobile hanging over the new baby's crib to the parenting books that litter the floor at Mrs. Bear's bedside and the cotton diapers festooning the kitchen laundry lines. Preschoolers will find Gliori's domestic landscape as cozy as flannel sheets on a cold night. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Mr. and Mrs. Bear's new baby will not stop crying no matter what her distraught parents try. Awakened by the noise, the other forest creatures visit the Bears with remedies that soothed their own children but nothing works. The infant keeps crying until her older sister gets out of bed and suggests that Baby Bear needs some cuddling. All four bears climb into bed together, and soon the baby is fast asleep. Told with just the right amount of repetition, this charming story will appeal to youngsters who have a new sibling. Complementing the text are softly colored cartoons of animals surrounded by the homey clutter that comes with a newborn: toys and baby-care books are strewn on the floor, diapers hang from a kitchen clothesline, and congratulatory cards and flowers line the shelves. Children may have trouble distinguishing Mr. Bear from the identical Mrs. Bear, and the text is a little long. Still, this appealing picture book will reassure older children of their importance in the family. It would work well for preschool storytime or as a family read-aloud.-Dawn Amsberry, formerly at Oakland Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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