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A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

A Visitor for Bear (2008)

by Bonny Becker

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There's this moment in this book where the bear, who's solely determined to be a hermit, falls to the floor and weeps to his unwanted mouse vistor, "I give up. You win. I am undone." That's kind of how I feel about this book. I read it for the sake of reading it, and I had no expectations for liking it whatsoever, but... like the unwanted mouse visitor who wanted to stay and make himself at home with the bear, this book has somehow made itself at home with me as well. It's adorable. The illustrations alone, the honeybee tablecloths, the vintage claw-footed oven, and the bread drawer, I too wanted to visit this bear. Regardless of the "No visitors" sign on his front door. I want to have a cup of tea with him too. Two lumps of sugar, please. Anyway, this book is a charmer. You're gonna like it. It's beary lovely. ( )
  mrs.k.rippel | Apr 21, 2016 |
This story includes great messages to share with children about the themes of friendship, judgment, and stepping outside of one's comfort zone. Younger students can learn from the messages and older students can derive the themes from the story, making this books a great teaching tool for different ages that will enjoy it.
  brynnschaal | Feb 28, 2016 |
Bear hates visitors. One day, mouse comes knocking on bear's door and bear tells him to go away. As bear starts to make his breakfast, the mouse ends up in the cupboards, the tea kettle, and the fireplace. As many times as bear tells mouse to leave, the mouse ends up in bear's house, no matter how much bear locks up his house. Eventually mouse and Bear share cheese and tea and Bear starts to like mouse. When mouse is leaving bear begs him to stay and the two become good friends.
  whitacre | Jan 25, 2016 |
Bear hated visitors. He even had a sign that said "No Visitors Allowed". A mouse came and Bear turned him away, but he kept returning. What will bear do about the mouse appearing everywhere?
  bcelaya | Nov 21, 2015 |
26 month - an enjoyable read and well illustrated. We read Gruff The Grump a couple of weeks ago and the two stories have many similarities (both are about a grumpy bear who just wants to be alone but a persistent new friend enters his life). ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 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.
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!

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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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