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Bear's Christmas Surprise (Picture Yearling Book) Library Binding – October, 1999


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In Bear and Mrs. Duck (1988), the appealingly childlike toy reluctantly made friends with a new babysitter; by now, Mrs. Duck is an old friend. Nora has warned Bear not to investigate the wrapped gifts while she's out shopping, but a long time in her closet during a game of hide-and-seek provides an irresistible temptation that leads inevitably to disappointment: the hoped-for train can't be in those little parcels. Nora comes home to comfort and cheer up Bear, but wisely not to reveal her secret until the lesson is absorbed; then the train turns up under the tree after all. A warm story with endearing characters, nicely extended in the sympathetic illustrations in holiday colors. (Picture book. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It's one week before Christmas! When Nora leaves Bear home with Mrs. Duck so that she can do some last-minute shopping, he promises not to hunt for presents. Bear tries to be good, but he happens upon his gifts during a game of hide-and-seek. All Bear wants is a train, but none of the boxes seems the right shape. Soon Bear begins shaking and snooping, poking and peeking at his presents.

Now Bear is worried. Won't Nora be sad that he broke his promise! What will happen on Christmas morning? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Picture Yearling Book
  • Library Binding: 29 pages
  • Publisher: Topeka Bindery (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613211820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613211826
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,805,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

ELIZABETH WINTHROP (www.elizabethwinthrop.com), the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages, was born in Washington, D.C. Her award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic, Counting on Grace, The Red-Hot Rattoons and Dumpy La Rue. Her short story, The Golden Darters, was a selected by BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Robert Stone. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece, Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding; Growing Up in Cold War Washington. She is currently working on a personal history about her parents' love affair during World War II. The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires.

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By Pam on April 9, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is such a charming Christmas story of a little bear who's so excited about Christmas,
he tries to peek at a few of his Christmas packages. This little bear's owner, is named Nora.
I've given it as a gift to two little girl's I know who's name is Nora. 4,5,and 6 year old will
love this story.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Bear's playing hide'n'seek. He hides in the closet with the Christmas presents. Should he take a little peek? Bear is wonderful. The illustrations are more than perfect. I love Bear.
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