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Moonbear's Pet (Moonbear Books) Paperback – March 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Series: Moonbear Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Revised edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689835809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689835803
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,183,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Bear and Little Bird adopt a fish in this warmhearted series installment. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1. Lovable Moonbear returns in another entertaining story with a gentle lesson. The young bear finds a little fish in a pond and adopts her as a new pet. He and Little Bird nurture their foundling, naming her Splash, taking her on outings, and showering her with gifts. One day, they notice their "fish" is growing appendages. Little Bird is sure they are wings. Moonbear is equally sure that they are legs and paws. After a heated debate, the two decide to return Splash to the pond, ignoring her and one another for a month. At that time, they discover that Splash is a frog and also learn the value of friendship. Many children will realize Splash's true identity long before the friends' enlightenment. Moonbear's many fans will welcome his newest escapade. The same sense of innocence, playfulness, and affection that made the earlier titles popular is evident here, and the brightly colored graphic illustrations will be a sure hit. Visual jokes appear in a number of the pictures, adding to observant readers' enjoyment.?Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PeaTee TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
Frank Asch has been on my children's summer reading lists for three consecutive years and for good reasons. He can tell a good story, he creates likable characters, and he manages to teach lessons without being obvious about it.

In this book, Asch gives us a bit of science along with a tale about friendship. The story begins when Bear and Bird find a little aquatic creature that they think is a fish. The pair name the critter 'Splash' and decide to make it a pet. Things go along well until they discover that Splash "the fish" is growing legs.

Well, this development really throws them for a loop, and the two friends begin to conjecture about what Splash will grow up to be. Somewhat surprisingly (at least for me) they each decide that Splash is going to grow up to be like them. Perhaps it's just wishful thinking, or perhaps it's just that they like what they are, but these assumptions set the two friends to arguing as they take umbrage at the suggestion that it might be better to be a bird than a bear, and vice-versa. Little Bird exclaims that it would silly to want to be a clumsy bear; while Moonbear suggests that it would be equally silly to want to be a puny little 'sack of feathers' when one could be much stronger.

As with all Asch stories, everything works out in the end. And children will learn something about the nature of friendship, and something about science as they see the tadpole grow into a frog.

Five Stars ::: [A-] Good Story. Good Read-aloud. There are two lessons to be learned from this book. The first is about the development of frogs from tadpoles. And the second is that our differences don't have to keep us from being friends. The 'official' AR (Accelerated Reading) Level for Moonbear's Pet is 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I liked moonbears pet because it is about a friendship that is ruined and then restored at the end.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Deborah L. Allen on September 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
quite happy with the purchase. Seller has good communication and speedy shipping. the book is wonderful.
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