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Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
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Bear Stays Up for Christmas

by Karma Wilson

Other authors: Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

Series: Bear Books (3)

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I thought the book “Bear Stays Up For Christmas” was a great holiday book for children. The first reason I liked the story was because of the rhyming pattern. For example, “The day before Christmas,/ snuggled on the floor,/ Bear sleeps soundly/ with a great big snore.” This pattern continues throughout the book and adds a very pleasant rhythmic flow that keeps the story going. In addition, the book repeats the line, “But the bear stays up” about every third page. This repetition is very beneficial to early readers and can make a read-aloud of the book interactive. Lastly, the story could also be an educational tool for a unit about animals. The book talks about the bear hibernating through the winter, and also references a mouse, a badger, a gopher, a mole, a raven, a hare, and more. The warm color scheme in the book sets the soft, happy, and cozy mood of the holiday season as the animals make a fire and decorate their Christmas tree. The main idea of the book is that spending time with family is always worth it, no matter what else you have to put aside. ( )
  cschne11 | Dec 3, 2014 |
I just love Bear and Karma Wilson and the illustrations!! My daughter couldn't care less ..........
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  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
This poetic narrative of a bear staing up for Christmas is simple and fun. The whole series is that way, not heavy on facts of nature, but still pretty well written. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Fans who first met Bear in "Bear Snores On" will love this rhyming holiday story where Bear's friends try to help him celebrate his first Christmas. Not only is this a fun story to read aloud, it is also a great conversation starter on hibernation. The tale is written in the same rhyming pattern as Karma Wilson's other Bear books and beautifully illustrated by Jane Chapman. ( )
  DiamondDog | Mar 29, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689852789, Hardcover)

"The day before Christmas,

snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly

with a great big snore...."

Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:05 -0400)

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Bear's friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols; then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.

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