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The Bear in the Book by Kate Banks

The Bear in the Book (edition 2012)

by Kate Banks, Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)

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Title:The Bear in the Book
Authors:Kate Banks
Other authors:Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2012), Hardcover, 36 pages
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A book about a boy and his mother...reading a book! We see the story they are reading is about a hibernating bear and winter activities, but the focus is on the experience of shared reading as mother and son snuggle over the book and talk about the pictures and the story. A great depiction of together quality time and a terrific example of dialogic reading (for all you professionals out there!). Warm, quiet and gentle. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book is an interesting and imaginative twist on bedtime rituals. This picture book is about a boy and his mother reading a picture book at bedtime about a bear. I love the fact that you kind of get two books in one, story of the bear, and the story of the little boy and his mother. ( )
  alanbuffington | Sep 7, 2015 |
A gentle celebration of the bedtime reading ritual. Very nice model of what reading to kids can look like; sharing, talking, making connections. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Lovely bedtime story with a playful POV. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
PSC review: Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben have teamed up for another book that compares the outdoors to the life of a child. This is a perfect bedtime cuddle book. In the story a mom is reading about a bear hibernating to her sleepy son. The two stories juxtapose well, linking the sleepy boy and the sleepy bear. The bright bold swashy pictures liven what could be a very sleepy story. When the bear comes out in the spring, the vivid illustrations help show the bear is ready to start his year. Unfortunately, the little boy is fast asleep getting ready for his next day. ( )
  brangwinn | Jan 15, 2013 |
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It's time for bed, and a little boy chooses his favorite book for his mother to read to him. The bear in the book is preparing for his own deep slumber, hibernating through the winter while humans and other animals explore the snowy landscape around him. Just when the bear wakes up to greet the spring, the boy drifts off to sleep. Kate Banks’ soft and rhythmic text is brought to life by Georg Hallensleben’s strong, expressive paintings in this bedtime read that will carry young readers through the seasons.

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At the end of the day a little boy falls asleep as his mama reads about a bear hibernating.

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