Bear Snores on

Bear Snores on

Book - 2001
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, [2001]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780689831874
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Jane 1970-- Illustrator


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May 14, 2015

Bear is hibernating in his cave. One by one his friends come by to use the cave while bear is sleeping. Before long they have a party going. It becomes too much and wakes up bear who is upset that his friends are partying without him.

As always, the illustrations are gorgeous, rich, and colorful. They don't have quite as much characterization as the books that follow in this series.

One of things I love best about the Bear series from Wilson is how it shows such a wonderful example of friendship and caring. This book does the opposite. His friends do not care that he must stay asleep. Instead they set up a cozy and later a loud party in Bear's space. I'm sure they miss his company, but they do not show empathy for his needs. And in the end, instead of telling his friends he needs to sleep, they fall asleep and Bear is wide awake. The rhyming is also not as good as the other books. I'm glad I didn't read this book first in the series as it would have turned me off. I love all the other books I have read so far. This book is not necessary to understand the series and could easily be skipped.

bandblair Feb 17, 2015

The best storytime book!

Nov 14, 2014

LOVED this book. My kids can almost recite it. Has a great, catch rhyming to it that my toddlers adore. Plus the story is just cute.

Jun 10, 2013

My husband loved reading this one to our daughter. It has a great sing-song feel. As it's about a winter night it's a great read on a hot spring day to mentally cool off.

KRockstar10 Apr 29, 2013

Who doesn't like the Bear books? Very cute.

Aug 26, 2012

I know a lot of people love this but we thought it was just ok.

Jul 03, 2012

I liked how the animals were having a party in Bears cave and Bear kept sleeping. I liked when Bear woke up and got to be part of the party.

Feb 06, 2011

I enjoyed reading this book to my kids. Fun story with great illustrations.

MissDebbie Nov 30, 2010

Adorable rhyming book

littlemissbossy Nov 18, 2010

a cosy read with great pictures

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Nov 14, 2014

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Jul 03, 2012

All of Bears friends start to go in his cave and have a party. Bear is sleeping and sleeping and sleeping. When Bear wakes up he seems sad and upset. But then his friends let him join the party and he is happy.


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Jul 03, 2012

But his friends snore on.


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