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Baby Bear's Chairs (Golden Kite Awards) Hardcover – September 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 910L (What's this?)
  • Series: Golden Kite Awards
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Gulliver Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152051147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152051143
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.4 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,108,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreS. Yolen has extended and amended her poem "Bears' Chairs" from The Three Bears Rhyme Book (1987) to create the text of this appealing picture book. "Some bears sit / in great big chairs, / great big chairs / for great big bears," it begins. Not only is the sound of the verse satisfying, the tone is also pleasing, with well-chosen words expressing a small child's--OK, a small bear's--point of view. And that tone is reflected in the artwork, too. Fresh and bright, the large-scale pictures combine pencil, paint, and collage elements to illustrate the everyday activities of a likable little bear family at home while including a few fun-to-notice details. As an antidote to the many saccharine picture books composed of sweet, drippy lines repeatedly reaffirming parental affection, this one offers a pleasing story in which love for children--or cubs--is simply an integral part of daily life. A great choice for reading aloud. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author

JANE YOLEN has written more than two hundred books for children and adults, including How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? and Grandma's Hurrying Child. She lives in Massachussetts.

MELISSA SWEET has illustrated numerous picture books, including I Love You, Too by Eve Bunting, the books in the Pinky and Rex series, and Won't You Be My Kissaroo? She lives in Rockport, Maine.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Urban Mom on December 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As charming as both the text and the illustrations are in this book (and they are, indeed!), it pales in comparison to "Baby Bear's Books." That said, this is still a very enjoyable book that my 14-month-old continues to cherish months after she first discovered it.

UPDATE: After owning this book for more than a year, I must confess that it is one of my daughter's favorites -- along with all the other two in the "Baby Bear" series by Jane Yolen (See "Baby Bear's Books" and "Baby Bear's Dreams") -- and I don't regret having purchased it at all. At 2, she now not only enjoys the rhymes but has memorized many of the rhyming couplets (which are short and simple) and frequently reads the books to herself. "Baby Bear's Books" is still her favorite, but this is now a close second. I would heartily recommend this book, as well as the two others. They're not easily found in bookstores -- which is nice if you give them as a gift because the recipient is not likely to receive them from someone else. If I could change my rating on this to 5 stars, I would.
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By Liamsmama on December 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
There are chairs, and chairs for baby bear, the best one being his daddy bear's lap... My son and I both like Baby Bear's Books much better. My toddler is a big requester and he has never requested this from a pile of books. The colorful illustrations are really lovely, though there isn't any story to go along with them.
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