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Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books) Hardcover – September 4, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 480L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Bear Books
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416958568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416958567
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 11.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-K-Wilson does it again in this new installment about Bear and his forest friends. This time Bear is bored and wants to throw a party. When he discovers that he has nothing in his cupboards with which to whip up a feast, he becomes despondent. But his trusty pals come to the rescue, all offering up something for the festivities. Bear is thankful for their generosity but still feels sad that he has nothing to make. Once again, his friends help him understand how much he is loved by telling him that his stories are the most valuable contribution to the party. The illustrations are as detailed as ever, and children will want to reach out and hug Bear because he is so fluffy and welcoming. The rhymes are pleasing to the ear and move the story along. This is a great choice to share in storytime when discussing gratitude, sharing, or thanks.-Cass Mabbott, Seattle Public Library, WAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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"Told in rhymed verse, the text reads aloud smoothly. As the animals arrive with their edible gifts, a repeated line, 'and the bear says thanks' gives children a chance to participate in the story. The book’s large format allows plenty of space for the illustrations, and Chapman’s lively acrylic paintings make the most of it. Even preschoolers new to the series will be charmed by this big, gentle bear and his generous woodland friends."--Booklist

"Wilson does it again in this new installment about Bear and his forest friends.... The illustrations are as detailed as ever, and children will want to reach out and hug Bear because he is so fluffy and welcoming. The rhymes are pleasing to the ear and move the story along. This is a great choice to share in storytime when discussing gratitude, sharing, or thanks."--School Library Journal

"Who would not love this cuddly, soft, furry creature? A tender tale of friendship, timed for Thanksgiving." (Kirkus)

"Chapman’s glowing acrylics create a joyful atmosphere in a story that obliquely references Thanksgiving, but functions as a reminder of the importance of gratitude any time of year." (Publishers Weekly)

More About the Author

I'm a wife, mother of three, writer and photographer. I love to write fun stories, poems, songs, etc... I especially love to write in rhyme because I think that well written rhyme naturally teaches children to expand their vocabulary and love books and reading.

I spend my time in the wilds of northwest Montana, where there are lots of bears and animals like the ones in my bear books! I love the wilderness and all of the animals that live there. My husband and children are also avid lovers of the outdoors.

I am also an amateur photographer. Give me a camera and I'll spend hours snapping photos.

Customer Reviews

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Bear and his friends have great adventures together.
Laura Edwards
Bear Stays Up for Christmas was our first book for the holiday collection, and we bought this for Thanksgiving this year.
ACD
Great story and message along with warm, colorful illustrations.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Eliana's Mommy on September 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
We just got our copy of this "Bear" book today. It is a very sweet story with a great "message" about sharing and also the value of good friends. The rhyming was just a tad awkward in a couple of places, but that is the only reason I took off a star and really I wish I could take off only 1/2 a star. It is still an EXCELLENT book - as are almost all of Karma Wilson's. I am saving this book for my children for the first cold, fall day as a special treat when we can't go outside to play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shannon on August 15, 2013
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This series is the best. The stories are fun to read aloud. They have simple understandable lessons on kindness.The illistrations are outstanding. I have purchased them all and look forward to new ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Col+Bill Neil on November 9, 2012
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Our family has most of the Bear Books--This is a fine addition. I bought a second book to give to my nephews for Thanksgiving! My 8 year old and five year old both never tire of listening to these stories about the Bear and his cute woodland buddies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SanDiegoShell on November 4, 2012
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We have "Bear Snores On" which my 3 year loves. I didn't realize there was a series until I checked out Amazon. We decided to purchase "Bear Says Thanks" and he loves it! Great story and message along with warm, colorful illustrations. Book was larger than I expected (and with a cover!) which was a bonus.
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By Pamela Baron on July 8, 2014
Format: Paperback
I love the books by Karma Wilson. They are age appropriate, and send s great message.
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Format: Hardcover
Great book for kids and adults to share. But WHEN is this book going to be available in board format???
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Karma Wilson and Bear never disappoint. Another cute book about bear and his friends. Not sure if my hubby and I buy these for the kids, or ourselves. :D
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By cms st paul on March 19, 2014
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this was a gift for my grandson, I have other books in this series and he really enjoys having them read to him. The stories are very good and the art work is great.
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