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If Beaver Had A Fever Kindle Edition

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While creating crayon pictures of animals, a young bear has a playful session of what-if with his mother. Little Bear asks Mama Bear, “If you were a doctor in charge of the zoo . . . ,” and then, using rhyme, creates a series of situations in which different animals have different ailments. “What if Chimp had a limp?” “What if Deer couldn’t hear?” “What if Meerkat got too fat?” Mama Bear has a rhyming solution for each: “If Meerkat came by / weighing too many pounds, / I’d call over Cheetah / to chase him around.” Little Bear’s childlike drawings depict each of Mama’s solutions on the backdrop behind them, as if the images were being projected. Eventually Little Bear asks what if he were the sick one. Mama Bear’s remedy for this includes entertainment, balloons, tickling, cookies, soup, and comfort. Fun, cheerful, colorful, and comforting—this is a pleasant remedy for the blues or any somber mood. Read-alikes include Rhonda Gowler Greene’s Barnyard Song (1997) and Teresa Bateman’s Farm Flu (2001). Preschool-Grade 1. --Randall Enos

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Ages 4-7 Momma Bear and her cub enjoy a rhyming conversation about how she d care for the animals if she were a doctor. If you were a doctor/in charge of the zoo,/what would you do/if Gnu had the flu? asks Little Bear. Momma would come to the rescue with cake and the appropriate pills. But what about chimps with limps, deer that can t hear, a meerkat that gets too fat, or weasels with measles? Momma has the proper cure for every one of them. The question inevitably turns to how would you be/if you were a doctor,/and the sick one were me? As that would be a special case, Momma s proposed cures are extra nice. Little Bear would get his favorite foods, a round of board games, cuddles and tickles, and the best care of all. O Malley s illustrations were done with crayons, colored pencils, and colored markers. In the foreground Momma and Little Bear have their playful conversation, while behind them Little Bear s artwork drawn to mimic crayon drawings by children act as the backdrop. Overall, an additional story about a mother s enduring love. --Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA, School Library Journal

Ages 4-7 Little Bear wonders how Mama Bear would treat his animal friends if they were sick. Written in couplets, he imagines an illness for each animal: what would Mama do with a beaver with a fever, Weasel with the measles, or a chimp with a limp? Mama replies each time with a silly, imaginative cure. The verses are mainly natural, predictable, and fun. Mama and Little Bear appear laughing and enjoying their repartee, while drawings of the animals under discussion dominate the center of each page. Kevin O Malley used art markers, colored pencils, and crayons to create a contrast between the Bears and the crayon-colored drawings of the other animals. As much fun as this story is, its message is warm and reassuring. MaryAnn Karre, School Librarian, Horace Mann & Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools, Binghamton, New York. Recommended. --Library Media Connection, January/February Advanced Reviews

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  • File Size: 8282 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (February 6, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074V39BK
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.Prather TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 25, 2013
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If Beaver Had a Fever is a very cute read. The rhyming is read-aloud perfect, it's not too long, and the illustrations are bright, colorful and fun. This is a great choice for story time or to share with any toddler or preschooler. This strikes just a perfect balance between whimsy and tender loving care that is sure to appeal to youngsters. The book consists of a series of questions and answers between a young bear and his mother. The young bear asks questions like "What if Fox had the chicken pox?" Mama Bear then answers in a fun and silly rhyme as she tells little bear what she would do to help poor fox. The format works beautifully, perfectly integrated with Kevin O'Malley's distinct illustrations.

The illustrations feature Mama and her young bear as they conduct their conversation. The centerpiece of each spread is the drawing that depicts the rhyme action. These drawings look like they were done in crayon and are very joyful and creative. I wouldn't be surprised if they encouraged more than a few young artists to illustrate their own rhymes.

If Beaver Had a Fever is a great choice for story time, the classroom, or any preschool or toddler collection. It is sure to generate lots of requests for re-reads as kids chuckle over silly notions like a fox wearing a sweater, and a chimp with a limp walking with a candy cane. This is fun stuff that still manages to convey quite a bit of love and caring.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryal McMurry VINE VOICE on September 4, 2013
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Helen Ketteman is a favorite author of mine. Her books are all wonderful! Some of my favorites are: Bubba the Cowboy Prince, Armadilly Chili, Heatwave, Senorita Gordita, The Three Little Gators, and Goodnight Little Monster. They are all wonderful though!

This book is very cute. It is a rhyming book about how mama would care for the animals at the zoo -- beaver had a fever, gnu had the flu, etc. The illustrations are also adorable many of them done as little Bear's drawings of the animals and what mama bear would do to help them.

The kids love participating in the rhymes, trying to figure out what would rhyme... This is a really cute book! Helen Ketteman is an amazing writer, and she proves it once again with this book -- which is a different kind of book than many of her others. I love this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OutlawPoet TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 24, 2013
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This is a very sweet story of a little bear and his mama. The little bear asks questions about what his mama would do if different animals were sick and his mama gives him some very silly answers. But when he asks what she would do if he were sick, Mama Bear tells him all the sweet things she would do to help him feel loved and cared for.

My daughter absolutely adored this book. Most of it is very silly, with huge, colorful, and very funny illustrations on each page. But she really related when the Mama Bear told her little one what she would do to comfort him. I got the biggest hug after reading this one.

From a mom's point of view: the illustrations are detailed and vibrantly colored, the story is both silly and sweet, and this one is sure to become a favorite in our house.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John D Hillmer VINE VOICE on October 12, 2013
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I loved the rhymes in this story. The illustrations are bright and attractive. I really enjoyed the crayon the sketches mixed in with the traditional pictures of the bears (also illustrations). There's a reassuring messages that mom is able to take charge and make things better. Very cute!

It got a very nice hard cover with a sturdy dust jacket. If the dust jacket is lost, the cover is printed is with the same image as the dust cover. Pages are sturdy, and will take the extra use that young children sometimes give to books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Celeste VINE VOICE on November 2, 2013
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Little Bear is asking his Mom what she would do if she were a doctor and other animals were sick. The illustrations is really cute. It shows Mama Bear & Baby Bear talking, but it also shows crayon drawn pictures of the funny ways Dr. Mama Bear would help other sick animals. In the end, Mama Bear tells Baby Bear all of the special things she would do to make him feel better if he were sick. It's a nice story and in the end Mama Bear assures Baby Bear that she will take care of him if he ever gets sick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Baker VINE VOICE on August 15, 2013
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My almost-4-year-old munchkin really enjoys this book. The art work is very eye-catching, and the story is a lot of fun and always makes her laugh.

Mama Bear and her Little Bear are playing a game of "what if" revolving around what Mama Bear would do if she were a doctor, and various animals had various ailments, culminating with how she'd take care of her own beloved Little Bear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Afia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 10, 2013
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My children took this book very seriously - I was surprised. They're interested in helping baby animals that get sick and also concerned about how we should handle things when they get sick. The rhymes made this a wondrous set of tales. The crayon illustrations are highly accessible to kids. I recommend this cute book for all kids in the age range.
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The book tells a cute story in short rhymes about Little Bear asking his Mama Bear if she were in charge of a zoo, what she would do if various animals got sick. He is shown drawing pictures of the animals with crayons while he talks to his Mama Bear. The illustrations are quite good in that the drawings by Little Bear are more child-like and slightly fainter than the illustrations of the two main characters.

Several animals are discussed as Little Bear asks Mama Bear what she would do if each one got sick and she responds each time with a silly rhyme. That encourages him to ask about another animal to hear her response, once again in rhyme.

The writing is better than average as are the illustrations, but what I liked most was that the Mama Bear and Little Bear seemed to have a good time while he was asking her questions. The last four lines of the book show Mama Bear giving reassurance to Little Bear what would happen if he got sick:

“So if my Little Bear’s sick,

There’s nothing to fear.

Whatever goes wrong,

Your Mama Bear’s here.”

That reassurance is what makes this a 5 star book for me!
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