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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
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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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This is a great bear book. It is wonderfully illustrated, playful and fun.This is also a good book to teach your children about bears hibernating.
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
Summary: The story of a bear that is hibernating in his cave. Other animals (badgers, rabbits, fox) come into the cave to escape the harsh weather conditions outside and start to have a good time. They sing and dance while Bear snores on. Finally, Bear awakes and all the animals are frightened they will be banished from the cave, but Bear is just upset that he missed the party.

Personal reflection: I liked this book because it is a good informational text for students learning about different types of animals and their migration and hibernation patterns. In this book you learn where bears hibernate and where they hibernate along with other animals.

Class use: I would use this book to introduce migration topics in science and I would also use it for a text set on weather with respect to animals.
  MelissaKlatt | Apr 28, 2015 |
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  SammiP | Apr 27, 2015 |
This one was friendly and fun enough but I remain far, far from convinced we need any new sets of animal pals. Couldn't this story have been told with Grumpy Bear, or Winnie-the-Pooh, or Igor the Dancing Bear? ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Apr 21, 2015 |
A hibernating bear is sleeping in his cave while winter is approaching. His friends the mouse, hare, badger, gopher, mole, raven and wren come into the cave. They build a fire they eat and they make lots of noise, but the bear still sleeps. After a party breaks lose they wake the bear and he is angry at first but then wants to play, but now the bears friends are sleep. Karma Wilson has a great collection of bear books that can teach students about the different seasons and hibernation. ( )
  jsylve | Sep 30, 2014 |
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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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