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Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Bear Snores On (edition 2002)

by Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

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Title:Bear Snores On
Authors:Karma Wilson
Other authors:Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Info:Margaret K. McElderry Books (2002), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture book, bears, animals, winter, party, hibernation, sleep, storytime, rhyming

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Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson



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Bear Snores On is about a bear who is hibernating in a cave and while he is sleeping many other animals come in to the cave and play together. Eventually the bear wakes up and has fun with them but then the animals go to sleep and the bear is awake. This book would mainly be used in my classroom as a fun book to cheer the class up. This is a great for students in grades K-2. ( )
  augustaspors | May 9, 2017 |
Good book for classroom use when talking about hibernation. Very easy language and an easy concept to understand.
  zaspelaa | Apr 12, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 13, 2017 |
I really thought this was a cute book. It would be good for early elementary, it is about a bear who is asleep while his animals friends are not. Then when he wakes up, they are all sleepy.
  Kaligorman | Mar 2, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Beginning
Review/Critique: a bear is in hibernation and many different animals come to his layer and have a party while he sleeps the entire time... Until he breaths in some pepper and sneezes. This wakes him up and much to his dismay he missed all the fun. It is fantasy because the animals are talking and cooking. ( )
  jessminson | Feb 13, 2017 |
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Ages 3-6. "In a cave in the woods, in his deep, dark lair, through the long, cold winter sleeps a great brown bear." To the rhythm of such fetching verses, a tiny mouse seeks shelter in a bear's snug cave. A hare soon follows, and the two quietly pop corn and brew tea as "bear snores on." Then a badger arrives with crunchy nuts to share, followed by a gopher, a mole, a wren, and a raven. Bear's den is full and noisy (as indicated by the large, bold type), but bear still "snores on." Then a fleck of pepper for the stew mouse is seasoning makes Bear sneeze, and he awakens to the revelers in his cave. Happy for the company and the food they have prepared, he stays up all night telling stories. In the morning, it's Bear who is awake; everyone else is fast asleep and snoring. The comfy look of Bear's cave and the snappy rhythm of the text beckon youngsters into the story, and the expressively drawn, amusingly posed animal characters ensure repeated readings.
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It seems like Bear can sleep through anything. As a succession of animals enter his cave to escape the fierce storm, he continues to snore. Mouse makes a nice warm fire, Hare cooks popcorn and Badger brings treats...They are having a great time. But when Bear wakes up and realizes he's missed out on the fun, his visitors fear the worst. Can Bear be persuaded to join the party? This read-aloud rhyming story has fun, suspense and a happy ending. Ages 3-7.
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On a cold windy night, an itty-bitty mouse "pitter-pat, tip-toe, creep-crawls" into a sleeping bear's cozy lair, looking for relief from the bitter winter weather. Soon he is joined by a veritable menagerie of woodland animals, and the party begins. Popping corn, brewing tea, tweeting, and chatting, the critters enjoy themselves thoroughly while the bear slumbers through it all. Until, that is, an errant pepper flake from the simmering stew wakes him up with a giant sneeze. As the bear goes from ferocious snarls and rumbles to pitiful whimpers, his uninvited guests realize what the problem is.
You've snuck in my lair
and you've all had fun!
But me? I was sleeping
I have had none!
Not to worry. Mouse knows just what to do.

First-time author Karma Wilson and artist Jane Chapman (illustrator of Phyllis Root's One Duck Stuck) have created a charming little tale of sharing and caring that will have readers of all ages cheering at the humorous finale. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.

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