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Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
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Berlioz the Bear

by Jan Brett

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Delightful story about a bear and his band, traveling to play at a ball. They run into trouble, but the story has a happy ending! Loved the illustrations too! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This silly book is a delightful book for children of young ages. It enlightens the reader about a bear who plays the bass and is nervous about his upcoming performance. It is great book to introduce a music unit to children and it will be certain to entertain them.
  Lizziep | Apr 25, 2013 |
Berlioz the bear's double bass is making a strange buzzing noise. Berlioz is concerned about his bass, but it is already time to leave for the orchestra performance! Berlioz and the bear orchestra are on their way, when suddenly the mule pulling their waggon falls, and is not getting up. Animals of all sorts stop to help, but no one can get the mule moving again. Berlioz decides to tune his double bass now, in case they are late to the performance. When he strokes his double bass, a bee flies out of the instrument and stings the mule on the butt! The mule bounces right up and continues to pull the cart. The bear orchestra makes it just in time for the performance, and Berlioz's double bass is no longer buzzing! ( )
  awoodham93 | Mar 3, 2013 |
Berlioz the bear is a musician who plays the double bass. One day while he was practicing for the concert, he noticed his bass making a strange buzzing sound. It was soon time to leave for the concert, and on the way there with the band, the wagon gets stuck in a hole. No matter what he does, Berlioz could not get the mule to move. One by one a different animal appears and tries to pull the mule up, but they all fail. Meanwhile, while the other animals try to get the mule to move, Berlioz and his orchestra got ready for the concert. It was while they were warming up, that a bee came out of the bass, and stung the mule. It was because of the bee, Berlioz and the orchestra was able to make it to the concert in time. ( )
  RebeccaMichelet | Mar 14, 2012 |
from notecard for class in 2004:

Rating: 3 (out of a 3 star system?)

Summary: Berlioz and his musician friends are on their way to a concert, when they get stuck in a hole in the road. Many animals try to help, but the only one who is able to, turns out to be the little bee that was buzzing in Berlioz's string bass.

RL: 3.0; IL: LG
  YoungGeekyLibrarian | Dec 24, 2011 |
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Berlioz the bear and his fellow musicians are due to play for the town ball when the mule pulling their bandwagon refuses to move. A strange buzzing in Berlioz's double bass turns into a surprise that saves the day.

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