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Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson

Bear's New Friend (2006)

by Karma Wilson

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Bear’s New Friend
By Karma Wilson (2009)

I liked Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson for three reasons. First, I liked Wilson’s ability to rhyme throughout the book. For example, “…there’s a clatter in the tree! Oh, what could it be?” Tree and be rhyme. In addition, “Who’s hiding up there? Perhaps it is the Hare?” There and hare rhyme. Thus, readers can see Wilson’s talent within her writing. The second thing I liked was the repetition present in the story. Specifically, Wilson repeats the phrase, “And the bear asks, 'Who'?” five times. By repeating this phrase, readers can clearly understand how curious the bear is to find out who is making noises. Finally, I liked how Wilson introduced readers to strange animals, for instance, a hare, gopher, mole, badger, raven, and a wren. In my opinion, the animals presented are not children’s ‘favorites,’ so this book expands reader’s knowledge about animals. Overall, the “big idea” of Bear’s New Friend is to keep your mind open, and welcome new friends, regardless of the circumstances. ( )
  Mdierd1 | Feb 24, 2014 |
Another character joins the Bear crew. Now it's an owl, a shy owl. If you've been reading the other books, this one would be appealing too. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Bear meets a new friend! Again Wilson and Chapman collaborate and with wonderful illustrations and poetry share a story about friendship and acceptance. I'd read this to kindergartners at the beginning of the year when they're meeting new friends. ( )
  ColorBound | Dec 15, 2012 |
Young children will enjoy this book, however, it lacks the initial charm of "Bear Snores On", in my opinion. The first 2 books of the series are the strongest and most memorable. Children will want to add this book to their collection, though,because they have fallen in love with the whimsical characters, and want a complete set! ( )
  szanes | Jul 9, 2011 |
Wilson, Karma. (2006). Bear's New Friend. Illustrated by Jane Chapman. New York: Scholastic, Inc.
This story is told in rhyme and is the story of a bear in search of his friends to play. Bear keeps hearing someone yell out "Who" as he roams the forest looking for all his friends. Throughout the story, Bear continues to meet up with his friends Mouse, Hare, Gopher and Mole and all the while he continues to hear "Who". In the end, he finally see who has been saying "who": a friendly Owl that has come to be his friend.
The illustrations in this story are great and filled with many colors and done with acrylic paint. They rhyming verse was also great because it built up this suspense that my kids really loved. ( )
  cacv78 | Jun 25, 2010 |
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In the woods, in the sun, on a hot summer day, Bear feel an itching to head out and play.
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How Bear and his forest friends discover a NEW FRIEND will enchant young readers. Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's radiant illustrations make Bear's New Friend a perfect summertime read-aloud companion to the bestselling Bear Snores On. Ages 4-8.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689859848, Hardcover)

Bear is going to the swimming hole, but first he must find his friends.

There's a clatter in the tree! Is it Mouse? No . . .

"Who?" calls Bear.

Something quickly scampers by! Is it Hare? No . . .

"Who?" calls Bear.

Someone seems to be hiding from Bear and his friends. Who is it? WHO?

How Bear and his forest friends discover a NEW FRIEND will enchant young readers. Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's radiant illustrations make Bear's New Friend a perfect summertime read-aloud companion to the bestselling Bear Snores On.

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Bear and his friends persuade a bashful owl to play with them.

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