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Title:
Bear snores on
Author:
Wilson, Karma.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Summary:
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 280 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 60893.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 32806 Guided reading level: H.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689831874
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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!


Author Notes

Karma Wilson was an only child who grew up in Idaho and developed a love of reading at an early age. She was reading a novel a day by the age of eleven. Karma never considered a writing career until she and her husband used a tax refund to buy a computer. Determined to make the machine pay for itself, Karma learned to type and decided to try her hand at writing. After countless rejections, Bear Snores On was released in 2002 and made it on both The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists for children's books. Since then, she has had more than 30 other books accepted for publication. Her title Bear Says Thanks made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. "In a cave in the woods, in his deep, dark lair, through the long, cold winter sleeps a great brown bear." To the rhythm of such fetching verses, a tiny mouse seeks shelter in a bear's snug cave. A hare soon follows, and the two quietly pop corn and brew tea as "bear snores on." Then a badger arrives with crunchy nuts to share, followed by a gopher, a mole, a wren, and a raven. Bear's den is full and noisy (as indicated by the large, bold type), but bear still "snores on." Then a fleck of pepper for the stew mouse is seasoning makes Bear sneeze, and he awakens to the revelers in his cave. Happy for the company and the food they have prepared, he stays up all night telling stories. In the morning, it's Bear who is awake; everyone else is fast asleep and snoring. The comfy look of Bear's cave and the snappy rhythm of the text beckon youngsters into the story, and the expressively drawn, amusingly posed animal characters ensure repeated readings. --Ellen Mandel


Publisher's Weekly Review

Littlest hands will also clamor for the board book edition of Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman, a tale of hibernation and friendship. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-It is winter, and Bear is sleeping in his cave. Mouse stops in to get out of the cold, lights a fire, and attracts other animals who come in with food and fun. A party ensues, but Bear snores on. Finally, Bear wakes up and is very grumpy-but mainly because the other animals have been having fun without him. The animals cook more food and Bear tells stories until they all fall asleep-all except Bear, who is now wide awake. The simple rhyming text is charmingly narrated by author Karma Wilson (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002) in a clear, lilting voice on both the video and audio versions. Jane Chapman's realistic acrylic illustrations are faithfully reproduced. Background music and sounds are appropriate to the playful mood of the story. The video is iconographic, but simple animation of snow, Mouse's fire, and slight movements of the animals bring the story to life. The audio version has two tracks, one with page-turn signals and one without, and the pace is just right for beginning readers to follow along. Primary graders studying hibernation will welcome this charming production and will find many discussion points in the story.-Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Nova Scotia, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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