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Title:
A library book for Bear
Author:
Becker, Bonny, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Summary:
Although he sees no need for more books to read, Bear agrees to accompany Mouse to the library.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Preschool.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 168038.
ISBN:
9780763649241
Format :
Book

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Summary

Curmudgeonly Bear succumbs to Mouse's entreaties and discovers the joy of books in a hilarious story that fans will covet for their own library.

Bear does not want to go to the library. He is quite sure he already has all the books he will ever need. Yet the relentlessly cheery Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, thinks different. When Bear reluctantly agrees to go with his friend to the big library, neither rocket ships nor wooden canoes are enough for Bear's picky tastes. How will Mouse ever find the perfect book for Bear? Children will giggle themselves silly as Bear's arguments give way to his inevitable curiosity, leading up to a satisfying story hour and a humorously just-right library book.


Author Notes

Bonny Becker has degrees in Psychology and in English/Creative Writing.

Bonny's stories come from life. Her books include the Bear and Mouse series, The Magical Ms. Plum, My Brother the Robot, and An Ant's Day Off.

Bonny lives with her husband and 2 children in Washington state.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Even though Bear loudly protests that his own seven books (three on monarchs, three on honeybees, and one on pickles) are enough, he allows his exuberant friend Mouse to drag him out of his comfort zone and into the local library. There he becomes entranced by the book read during storytime, The Very Brave Bear and the Treasure of Pickle Island. Finally, the beaming bear takes seven books home and reads his storytime favorite aloud to Mouse. Becker tells the story with economy, style, and wit, spicing the narrative with dialogue that reveals the characters' personalities as clearly as their body language does in the illustrations. Well composed and expressively drawn, Denton's fluid ink, watercolor, and gouache artwork contrasts the sizes and moods of the characters very effectively. Friends with very different personalities are a staple of picture books, but few duos are as dependably fresh and amusing as Mouse and Bear. A fine, funny addition to the Bear and Mouse series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-The set-in-his-ways star of A Visitor for Bear (Candlewick, 2012) is back. Bear is reluctant to try new things, so when Mouse insists they go to the library, he finds the whole idea "excessive" and "extravagant"-after all, he has seven very nice books at home. He grows grumpier and grumpier as Mouse shows him books about rockets and entreats him to use his quiet voice, but when he hears the librarian reading at storytime, Bear falls under the library's spell. Denton's colorful watercolor, ink, and gouache illustrations perfectly capture the expressions of these mismatched best friends. Young readers wary of new experiences can count on Bear to lead the way.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.