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A Visitor for Bear (2008)

by Bonny Becker

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CC and a few others of ILL - also there are more in the series.
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Bear does not want visitors! He has it posted on his door. But a persistent little mouse cannot take NO! for an answer. Finally Bear gives in, and realizes that he likes the company of Mouse! This is a sweet book about different personalities and how good it is to take the time to get to know someone. Very good for primary classes. ( )
  dorthys | Mar 15, 2015 |
I enjoyed this story very much. The storyline of a bear who has a mouse visitor who just won't leave would provide food for thought in class. I appreciated the end where Bear realizes what it means to have a friend. Again, this is a very good book for teaching.
  barbarashuler | Mar 15, 2015 |
I found this book to be very cute yet meaningful for children of younger ages developing their reading repertoire. The illustration throughout the text keeps readers actively engaged in what the author is trying to say. The author also does a great job of placing the audience in the shoes of Bear and allows you to feel his annoyance with the Mouse when he just wants to be left alone. At the end of the day, Becky Bonny ties in the concept that sometimes having company isn't always such a bad thing perfectly. ( )
  ajohns75 | Mar 12, 2015 |
A sign on Bear's door clearly states NO VISITORS, but a small, gray, bright-eyed mouse is undeterred. After ejecting his unwanted visitor a few times, Bear gives in, and decides he likes visitors after all.

This is a timeless sort of book, and one I knew I'd want to read again before I was even finished the first time. The mouse is just so endearing and funny; once he wins over Bear, he makes sure not to overstay his welcome. ( )
  JennyArch | Jan 26, 2015 |
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For Doug, my very own bear- BB
To Rowan - KD
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No one ever came to Bear's house.
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Bear cleared his throat. The mouse looked most attentive. No one had ever been most attentive to Bear. "The fire is nice," Bear announced. "Lovely," said the mouse. No one had ever said Bear's fires were lovely.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763628077, Hardcover)

Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.

Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse — small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse — who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places — just won’t go away!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:43:23 -0400)

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Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse.

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