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A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

A Visitor for Bear (2008)

by Bonny Becker

Other authors: Kady Macdonald Denton (Illustrator)

Series: Bear and Mouse (1)

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Bear does not want to be bothered at his house, but mouse keeps sneaking in. Bear rudely tells him to leave each time. Finally, Bear agrees to sit with mouse to have some tea but then he must not return. During his tea time, he realizes how nice it is to have a friend to talk to. As he leaves, Bear decides the no vistors sign isn't needed when friends come over.
  booklist520 | May 29, 2017 |
This is a book about a bear who lives alone and is constantly getting visited by a mouse. However the bear likes to be alone and orders the mouse to leave. Finally the mouse listens. but after a while the bear becomes really sad and lonely and he misses the mouse! the mouse heard him crying and they are now friends and hang out. I would read this book aloud to 1st graders to teach them the importance of friendship. ( )
  MarkiT | May 8, 2017 |
bear who hates people/ company makes a friend kindergarten to 3rd ( )
  frannymack13 | May 4, 2017 |
This book deals with a bear that is rather stubborn, and doesn't like it all when he has visitors at his home. He even has a sign telling that he doesn't want visitors at his house. Bear ends up finding a little friend when a mouse taps on his door. The bear wants him to leave, but the mouse continues to pop up in the littlest of places. ( )
  TylerAnderson | Apr 11, 2017 |
In my opinion, this book was simple yet enjoyable. I liked the book because of the characters, the bear was someone who liked to be alone and didn’t want visitors; on the other hand, the mouse enjoyed company and wanted to be around the bear. Reading the story and seeing the relationships between the bear and the mouse change in a positive way was enjoyable. Even in the end it was the bear that didn’t want the mouse to leave, and he spent the beginning of the story trying to get rid of him. I also liked the illustrations as well. Even if the book had no words, I could still look at the illustrations and know what was going on in the story. They were cute and simple, making the characters animated with human characteristics. I enjoy when authors do that. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I believe it’s a great read for children. I like that the story was showing how to be loving to others and that you don’t always have to be alone, it good to enjoy company occasionally. Also, that you can build great friendships if you take the time to let people in your life.
  annamelton | Apr 4, 2017 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763628077, Hardcover)

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!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:23 -0400)

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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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