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A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

A Visitor for Bear (2008)

by Bonny Becker

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Bear makes an unexpected friend when a persistent mouse will not leave him alone. Bear hates visitors, but in the end this mouse makes it's way into Bear's heart because it just keeps popping up in the most unexpected places. Bear didn't know how nice having someone to laugh at his jokes could be.
  Colbi | Mar 16, 2014 |
Sometimes we find a friend in the unlikeliest places. A teapot, a cupboard, a drawer, or maybe in a bath tub drain? A sweet story of a friendship between a grumpy old bear and a mouse that wouldn't quit.
  gradschool14 | Jan 30, 2014 |
An adorable story about a grumpy bear and a sweet mouse who keeps sneaking into Bear's house. Through his persistence, the bear finally breaks down and gives in to let him stay for tea. After he opened up his doors (and heart) he realizes that maybe he liked having visitors and friends after all. ( )
  kryoung1 | Jan 28, 2014 |
This book is about a grumpy bear who doesn't want anyone to visit. He even has a sign that says, “No Visitors,” but a little “small and gray and bright-eyed mouse” has other plans. Students can relate to this story as they start to make new friends. I would read this to my class and introduce the higher vocabulary words. ( )
  cindyavgi | Dec 12, 2013 |
A book about friendship. The bear doesn't want any friends and wants to be left alone, but a little mouse wants to be friends and he is showing up all over the bears house. The bear kicks him out and same thing again. Later the bear realizes that he likes having the mouse for a friend. ( )
  lianaanishchenko | Dec 4, 2013 |
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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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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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