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Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Wright , Will Hillenbrand , Will Hillenbrand
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It’s autumn, and Big Bear thinks that his sneezes are causing the leaves and the apples to fall from the trees and the geese to fly away... until the wind convinces him otherwise. Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media add warmth and humor to a story that children will love.

Editorial Reviews


he believes that his sneezes are causing leaves and apples to drop from trees and geese to migrate. The wind tries to convince him otherwise, as she knows she is the real source of these events. Finally, with a deep breath and a whirling, twirling mighty shout, Autumn Breeze shows Big Bear her powers. The large, mixed-media illustrations are lively and appealing, and readers will find humor in the scene in which Big Bear is trying to tack all of the fallen leaves back onto branches. This title will appeal to young children, especially where Big Bear has a fan base. --S Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA, School Library Journal

About the Author

Author Maureen Wright and her husband, Don, have three sons and a daughter-in-law. Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! is Maureen's first picture book. Maureen and her family live in Athens, Pennsylvania, where bears occasionally lumber across their property. Maureen's second children's book is Sneezy the Snowman. A sequel to the Big Bear Book, Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! was released in the fall of 2011. Look for Earth Day, Birthday! to come out in the spring of 2012.

Will Hillenbrand has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root; Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by Barbara Odanka; and What a Treasure! by Jane Hillenbrand. He also wrote and illustrated another Christmas story, Asleep in the Stable. Will enjoys visiting classrooms to talk about the creative process involved in making a picture book. He lives with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian, in Terrace Park, Ohio.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2163 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (January 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007756YHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear is back! October 21, 2011
Maureen Wright and Will Hillenbrand have collaborated once again (Sleep,Big Bear, Sleep), giving us another whimsical look at the changing seasons courtesy of a Big Bear who just doesn't hear very well. Poor Bear has a bad case of the sneezes and thinks that its his big ACHOOS! that make the leaves and the apples fall from the trees, and the geese fly south. The Autumn Wind tries to tell him that she's the one doing it, but Bear just doesn't get the message until The Wind finally loses her temper and manages to get his attention. The book ends with dear Bear hiding his head and going to sleep - hopefully for a good long winter nap.

This book has a great read aloud flow, making it perfect for preschool story time groups. Anytime you have a story with so many Achoos! in it, you are guaranteed a good time. Kids will likely laugh at the site of Bear trying to tack leaves back on the trees and pile apples back on the branches. Will Hillenbrand's illustrations are as charming as ever. His portrayal of the Autumn Breeze is priceless, especially when she pronounces in a most grandiose manner "I DO IT ALL - I'M THE AUTUMN BREEZE!" This is just a charming little look at fall that parents and story group leaders will enjoy reading to their kids. I can't wait to see what trouble Bear can get into when Spring rolls around. So retire some of those old fall picture books and make way for Bear. He deserves a spot on any preschooler's shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sneeze February 26, 2014
By maria
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Very very good book after I read it the kids had to sneeze...funny and entertaining for me and the kids
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it! January 24, 2014
By Christi
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My kids love this one as much as all the other books by Maureen Wright. Had to read this three times tonight before he'd go to sleep!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this book January 23, 2014
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It was fun to read with my young son. He enjoyed it very much. It has good art work also.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, kept my son's interest January 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
My son enjoyed this book. It's sometimes difficult to find books that my son . wants to read. This book fit the bill and was enjoyed by all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars About had it memorized! January 10, 2014
By gramma
Format:Kindle Edition
My granddaughters loved it so much I think we all about had the story memorized in the time they were visiting! Its a fun story to read too.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I must have missed it December 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This does not work on the kindle apps. I didn't notice it when I bought it. I wish it was more clear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We love this book December 8, 2013
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Wonderful illustrations and a charming plot make this a pleasant read for my daughter. We love Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep more, but this is a nice book too.
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