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Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead

Bear Has a Story to Tell (edition 2012)

by Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead (Illustrator)

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Title:Bear Has a Story to Tell
Authors:Philip C. Stead
Other authors:Erin Stead (Illustrator)
Info:Roaring Brook Press (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
Tags:preschool, bears, picture books, storytelling, hibernation, coming of winter, snow, seasons

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Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead



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In this book, the main character Bear really wants to tell someone a story before he hibernates for the long winter. Bear goes through the forest asking his friends if they would like to hear a story, but each responds that they are too busy to hear his story. Bear and his friends hibernate for the winter, but when Spring comes around Bear gathers all of his friends to finally tell them his story. This book is from the same creators of the Caldecott winning book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee and uses pencil and watercolor to set the calm mood of the wintry forest. This book also provides a message of friendship and patience that is applicable to any reader.

Genre: fantasy
This book qualifies as fantasy because it features animals who have human-like behaviors. ( )
  Lucymae | Feb 4, 2016 |
Bear Has Story to Tell is sweet story of a bear that just wants to tell his friends a story before he hibernates for the long winter. This book can be used as a mentor text for a variety of mini lessons such as oral rehearsal. Often times, children find it helpful to orally share what they will write before they begin the process. This book can be used to teach young ones the importance of supporting our thinking. For instance, each time bear approaches a friends and asks "Would you like to hear a story?" His friends reply by saying they are story and then explaining why they can't hear his story. Duck says, "I am sorry, Bear, but it is almost winter, and i am getting ready to fly south." I love all of the information about hibernation, preparing for winter and animal behaviors that the author presents to children in this storybook format. Children will delight in the ending as they will see that it is a circle story and they love discovering that at the end of a good read aloud! ( )
  dmorants | Jul 8, 2015 |
Bear Has a Story to Tell is a book about a bear and his friends just before winter and hibernation time. The book begins with Bear wanting to tell his friends a story. However, each time he tries to tell a friend they are too busy getting ready for winter and to hibernate. He tries to tell his friends Mouse, Duck, Frog, and Mole the story but none of them got to hear his story. Bear realizes he will have to wait until spring to tell his friends the story. However, once spring comes bear cannot remember his story. This book is a modern fantasy.
  Jcadd13 | Apr 14, 2015 |
This is a beautiful story about friendship and patience. I think this is a great story to use to teach children about kindness and patience. Rather than forcing his story Bear puts off his story to help his friends so that they may be ready for winter. The story goes along with simple yet beautiful illustrations that make great use of negative white space to show the coming of winter and the overall feel of the story.
  MindyTran | Mar 19, 2015 |
Bear wants to tell a story to his friends before he sleeps for winter. It turns out each friend must prepare for winter so they can't hear his story. This is a story about a lot of patience and importance of putting friends first.
  jh33 | Dec 13, 2014 |
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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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