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A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

A Visitor for Bear (2008)

by Bonny Becker

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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 |
Bear doesn't like visitors but there is a little mouse that keeps showing up and just won't go away. Of course, like most children's books the two are able to form a friendship. Great way to introduce to children that completely opposite people can be friends. I really liked the gentle colors of the illustrations.
  Enessa | Dec 7, 2014 |
I love the Bear and Mouse series, and have many of the book including this one in my classroom library. I love how homey and sweet Becker's illustrations are, and how they fit perfectly with the story of two unlikely friends. I always use this story as an example when I am teach my students about making new friends, and I think it is a perfect addition to anyone's collection. ( )
  kberryman44 | Dec 6, 2014 |
This book was a part of a series with bear and mouse. They are opposites and mouse is turning bear into a better bear. He is taking him out of his comfort zone for the better. It seems to be working also. This book is good for teaching children that change is ok and needed every once in while. ( )
  jforrest21 | Nov 17, 2014 |
great book for keeping children engaged. Mouse keeps showing up when bear is cooking. Mouse just wants to join him. ( )
  pamelapaige | Oct 20, 2014 |
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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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