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Bear Stays Up for Christmas Hardcover – October 7, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416958967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416958963
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreSchool-Grade 2–It's the day before Christmas, and Bear's friends have gathered in his lair to wake him up to celebrate the holiday. They get a tree, pop corn and bake fruitcake, and hang stockings and hum songs. The others doze off, but Bear keeps busy wrapping presents, baking cookies, and decorating, unaware that a certain plump, red-suited gentleman is watching from outside the cave. The rhyming text sings, shouts, whispers, and crows, and the appealing acrylic illustrations are dear. This is an exuberant tale of friendship and perseverance, and holiday storytimes will be the brighter for it.–M. A.
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A very sweet story with lovely illustrations.
Kathleen Smookler
Bear Stays Up For Christmas was a very cute story about Bear, who decides he wants to take a break from hibernation and join his friends Christmas fun!
Fritosgirl
The kids loved this book and we will definitely be reading this one over the holidays!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By youbink on September 30, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If your child loves Bear Snores On, you have to get this book. It follows along the same line as Bear Snores On, except this time Bear wants to stay awake and celebrate Christmas with his friends.On the day before Christmas all of his friends( mouse, badger, mole, raven and wren) come to his lair to wake him up.They all pitch in keeping bear awake and preparing for the holiday.Another wonderful Bear story. The text flows just as smoothly as Bear Snores On, and it has the same style of beautiful illustrations. This is sure to be a favorite of any fan of Bear.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By TundraVision on November 27, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
T'was

'The day before Christmas,

snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly

With a great big snore. ...'

Poor Bear! He's never seen a Christmas because of his hibernation habit. This year, his forest friends vow to wake him up and keep him up for their Christmas celebration. Karma Wilson's story with Jane Chapman's gorgeous illustrations of the Beautimous Bear and all his furry and feathered friends is sure to become one of your children's Christmas favorites. /TundraVision, Amazon Reviewer
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My 2 year old recently got Bear Snores On for his birthday. A delightful book about a big bear, fast asleep in his lair that becomes over-crowded with other animals of the forest in short order as they eventually wake up bear and become friends.

Bear Stays up for Christmas is the wonderful sequel by karma Wilson. Wilson's clever and funny rhyming prose keeps the kids interested and Jane Chapman's gorgeous illustrations make this one another classic. This time, although Bear wants to sleep again through Christmas, his friends (Mouse, Badger, Hare, Raven, Mole...and the rest) won't let him. The group gets in the spirit by decorating a tree, hanging stockings and wrapping presents.

Another great "Bear" book and a holiday one to boot. My son just loves these!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gee on November 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is really cute about a bear who wants to stay up for Christmas and his friends help him stay up until his friends fall asleep and then the bear has a few surprises for everyone! My girls ages 4 and 2 really like this book! The pictures are so pretty too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sherry L. Sulisz on March 31, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Let me start by saying that I get goose bumps at the end of this book EVERY time I read it to my daughter, who is now 4. The illustrations and the rhymes are so wonderful. This was the first of the Bear books that I had read, and I ran right out to get the others, which are all equally fantastic. You won't be disappointed with this one. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Karma's next Bear book...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Olivia on January 6, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I don't know if I love the prose by Wilson or the incredible illustrations by Chapman more! The combination of the 2 has made another Bear book much requested in my home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kara Lynn on May 27, 2014
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
This is one of my favorite books of my daughter's. It is so well written and fun to read. Many children's books have a weird, choppy flow, but there isn't one point in this book that seems like they struggled to come up with something so they just made it work somehow. She was one when we got it and not many books held her attention for too long. This book is a little longer than many of her others, but it has always caught her eye and held her attention throughout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristie Finnan on December 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Bear and his woodland friends celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way, snuggling in and just enjoying each other's company. Bear doesn't want to be hibernating through the holiday- he wants to spend it with his friends. This one is on our holiday bookshelf. My kids just love it!
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