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Bear has a story to tell (edition 2012)

by Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)

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Title:Bear has a story to tell
Authors:Philip Christian Stead
Other authors:Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
Info:New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012.
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:bears, winter, picture book, read in 2012

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Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead

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This is the story of a brown bear who is very anxious to tell all of his forest friends a story. Unfortunately, they all are preparing for hibernation and don't have time to listen to his story. After talking to all of his sleepy friends, he goes to sleep for the long winter. When he wakes up, he excitedly helps all of his friends with various things and tells them he has a story to tell. When they all gather, he sits down to share. But he had forgotten what he wanted to share! His friends help him create a story. The bear shares his tale of his friends and their sleep day before their great hibernation.
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This was an amazing story of friends helping out when things just don't seem to be working out. Even though this was just about forgetting a story, it can easily be related to other parts of life. The illustrations in this story were beautifully painted.
Extension Ideas:
1. Paint your favorite forest animal from the book.
2. Write about a time you forgot something and a friend helped you remember.
3. Share a story about you and your friends on a great adventure.
  alexis.smith | Jul 14, 2014 |
This is a very simple book with beautiful yet simply painted pictures of Bear and the rest of the forest animals. The strengths of this book, like Mo Willems book, keeps you hooked till the very end. The reader wants to find out what Bears’s story is. What’s so delightful is that the bear is completely content with how things are the way they are and is very patient. What I love about the bear, the other forest animals and the story in general is that fact that there is this anticipation but we are willing wait for it, because the bear is willing to wait for it. Delayed gratification. ( )
  Keller_M | Mar 17, 2014 |
So gentle, and such a nice uncluttered story. I love that even though the bear wants to help, and does help, his friends, that the "helping" really isn't all that much help. I think that is just exactly where so many kids are...a little bit of help is all they can contribute. And that the friends really have absolutely no idea what Bear's story was, but that they figure out a way to help Bear back by giving him a story that works anyway? Love it. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
So gentle, and such a nice uncluttered story. I love that even though the bear wants to help, and does help, his friends, that the "helping" really isn't all that much help. I think that is just exactly where so many kids are...a little bit of help is all they can contribute. And that the friends really have absolutely no idea what Bear's story was, but that they figure out a way to help Bear back by giving him a story that works anyway? Love it. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Bear has a story to tell and everyone should hear it. I loved it. ( )
  alyson | Aug 29, 2013 |
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It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy.
But first, Bear had a story to tell...
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Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.

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