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Bear Snores On

by Karma Wilson

Other authors: Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

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Series: Bear Books (1)

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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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This is a wonderful book for primary aged students. This book is about a bear that is going into hibernation is his cave. A winter strom brews outside the walls of the cave, and woodland creatures seek refuge from it within the cave. The story is comical and has a heartwarming ending. This book is helpful because it contains a very good message of inclusing everyone, and it tap into children's imagination through the talking animals. I would use this book in a way that after we read it, the students would get to dress up and act it out, I got to do this when I was little and I would love for my students to get to too.
  ledambrockman | Feb 1, 2021 |
One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him! -- AbeBooks.com
  EKiddieKollege | Aug 11, 2020 |
Bear is asleep in his den for the winter and several smaller animals come take refuge in his warm cave. They have a party, pop popcorn, and dance but Bear sleeps through it all. Then when Bear wakes up, he is sad he missed the party with his friends and they do it all over again for him. A cute story with unexpected friendships.
  mweinmeister | Jul 28, 2020 |
In this rhythmic book, it is winter and bear is in his cave hibernating. There is a storm and forrest friends seek refuge from the cold and snow in the cave. The animals build a fire, fix snacks and drinks, and bear continues to snore on. Read this book to find out what happens when a pepper flake wakes the bear up!
  campbell_m76 | Jul 26, 2020 |
This book takes you into the Bear's lair where is he fast asleep! The forest animals gather one by one to find some warmth around a fire, drink black tea, and eat popcorn. Despite the commotion going on around him the Bear Snores On... This was a great read! I love the rhythm and rhyme throughout the story and the illustrations are amazing! ( )
  Anderson22 | Feb 21, 2020 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Karma Wilsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Chapman, JaneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adamson, RickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bobco, AnnDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guerra, AlmarieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In a cave in the woods,
in his deep, dark lair,
through the long, cold winter
sleeps a great brown bear.
In a cave in the woods,
in his deep, dark lair,
through the long, cold winter
sleeps a great brown bear.
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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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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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