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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 420L (What's this?)
  • Series: Bear and Mouse
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; 1 edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780763647568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763647568
  • ASIN: 076364756X
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The body language of the characters conveys a huge emotional range. Whether readers are fans of this homey pair or new to the dynamic duo's doings, they will delight in the childlike repartee and comfortable friendship.
—School Library Journal

Bear's comic sad-sack histrionics, couched in his formal phraseology, and the contrast with Mouse's perky attempts at assistance deliver bear-sized portions of humor. Kids won't have to be sniffly themselves to appreciate the sickroom drama, but it could also lighten the burden of those sentenced to whining and high Kleenex use.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author

Author of 'A Visitor for Bear' which was awarded an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award in 2008.

Author of A Visitor for Bear, about an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse. Working in an old tall yellow brick house, Kady is an author and illustrator whose books have won many awards and been translated into many languages.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended for both group and individual sharing.
Heidi Grange
Unless you want to explain to your child what a "will" is, or why Bear is saying goodbye to Mouse when he's not going anywhere, then I would avoid this one.
Ch3w33
Bear is so stuffed up, that he calls out "Cub in!" when Mouse raps at the door.
FIRR-Kids!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Denise Marie Fezza on February 14, 2013
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I bought this because my four year old son and I love A Visitor for Bear. I agree with the other reviewer that said diminishing returns with the sequels and another reviewer that it didn't really flow. I wasn't keen on explaining what a last will is to my four year old - he knows all about death, we lost a pet recently and a good friend's grandmother and I wasn't expecting to dive back into the topic because the discussion lasts for days. When we finally finished the book, my son announced, "That wasn't very good."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ch3w33 on May 13, 2013
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I loved "A Visitor for Bear" and was very disappointed with this book. Bear is melodramatic and sick, and keeps talking about how he thinks he is dying. I am scratching my head wondering what the authors were thinking. Unless you want to explain to your child what a "will" is, or why Bear is saying goodbye to Mouse when he's not going anywhere, then I would avoid this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Basil on November 13, 2012
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I very much liked "A Visitor for Bear" and the other books in this series. Bear and mouse are both delightful and lovable characters, illustrated in a warm welcoming style that displays a broad range of emotions with grace and humor.

This book appeals to children without pandering and is humorous for both children and adults. I do not think that I will mind reading it again and again. It is that rare that a series is able to maintain to the same high level that was found with first, especially when such heights were reached with the first volume. Becker has, however, managed to keep this series fresh and lively. This particular book has the added quality that the subject matter makes it a wonderful read for a child who is not feeling well.

Parents an children will likely enjoy reading this book again and again.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lilac Wolf and Stuff on September 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was so excited when I received this book in the mail. The Andersons bought A Visitor for Bear when CW had his tonsils taken out and it is one of our favorite books now. We checked out A Sleepover for Bear from the library and enjoyed that too. I saw this (due out September 13) I hunted down the publisher.

The Bear books are great at demonstrating how to be a good friend. They show that it takes hard work and determination. It also shows that it's not always perfect. Bear can be downright cranky at times, but Mouse doesn't waver.

In this story Bear is sick and convinced he is dying. Well we've all been there. It does get silly when he asks mouse to help him to bed (up stairs! lol) and then has Mouse take down his will. Mouse doesn't leave Bear's side, except to make him some soup. He does everything Bear asks and does his best to cheer him up.

I love the writing, it's a very comfortable flow that never feels awkward being read out loud. The pictures are muted in color and just so pretty. It's the other reason I like the books so much. The pictures have a calming sensation, the kids enjoy looking through them on their own. When I read this book for the first time, the kids looked like they were watching TV. lol

So yes, if you have young children you need to add this to the library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J's Mom on March 15, 2012
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These Bear and Mouse books are my children's favorites, they're entertaining (even for the adults!) and a very good buy from Amazon. Definitely recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Grange on January 31, 2012
Format: Hardcover
A fun addition to the Bear and Mouse series perfect for sharing. The text works well as a read-a-loud providing for lots of expression on the part of the reader. In fact the more expression used the funner the read-a-loud experience will be. Both characters are delightful in their own way, grumpy Bear and cheerful Mouse. A delightful homage to the value of friendship even when things get hard. The illustrations add the perfect touch of humor through body language and facial expressions. Highly recommended for both group and individual sharing. The other books in this series are delightful as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CleverPenName on March 2, 2014
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Sorry I just don't understand explaining dying and having a will to a preschooler. Otherwise it's fine, not a very interesting story and dull ending. I do like the lesson of how the mouse tries to help in multiple ways. Ultimately I glued a few pages together and did some cutting and pasting to get rid of the death part.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. B. Hawkins on February 27, 2013
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"A Visitor for Bear" was wonderful; this book is not. What parent in their right mind wants to read about death and wills to their preschooler? The author has clearly run out of ideas for these characters and needs to move on. Avoid!

A much better choice is "Pigs Make Me Sneeze" by Mo Willems.
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