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Three Stories You Can Read to Your Teddy Bear [Kindle Edition]

Sara Swan Miller , True Kelley
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Book Description

Is your teddy bear awfully quiet? Does he just sit on your bed and stare at the wall? Maybe he is bored. When you’re bored, you can read a book, but Teddy can’t. Or can he? . . . Maybe you should read this story out loud to your teddy bear. He may blush, though, because you’ll find out about all the things he does when you leave for school. Just make sure to hug your furry friend when you’re done reading—even teddy bears make mistakes!
Sara Swan Miller and True Kelly, author and illustrator of Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat and Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog, have done it again with three comical new stories—this time about teddy bears. Who knew that teddy bears are just as adventurous as cats and dogs?

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-4–These lighthearted, easy-to-read tales are told from a stuffed animal's ingenuous point of view. In the first, bored Teddy decides to see if he is capable of movement and discovers that he can walk, albeit in a bumbling fashion. Exploring, he tumbles down the stairs: "Who knew walking would be so hard on your nose?" When his owner finds him, the dog is blamed and the toy is returned to his post on the bed. In the second story, Teddy makes his way to the kitchen where he wreaks havoc in the cupboard until he finds and consumes a jar of honey. This time, the cat is blamed for the mess and the bear is subjected to an awful bath and placed on the windowsill to dry. The final chapter finds the stuffed animal tumbling out of the window and investigating the outdoors. He enjoys the new sensations and plays with the dog until his owner returns. Teddy earns another washing, but falls asleep contemplating further adventures: "And my friend will NEVER guess my secret!" Kelley's cartoon illustrations with their squiggly, busy lines are full of movement and humorous detail. The charming protagonist will win readers' affection as he bounces back from each pitfall, confidence intact. This fun-filled escapade will not disappoint fans of the other "Three Stories" books and may just win some new ones.–Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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From Booklist

Gr. 1-3. For kids whose family no-pet policy may have hindered full appreciation of Miller and Kelley's first two books, Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat (1993) and Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog (1995), this addition to the series spotlights a noiseless, dander-free companion: the teddy bear. Three fanciful tales are addressed to Teddy in the same second-person voice as the other books, and are set in the same household, allowing for amusing cameos from the previously featured dog and cat. When Teddy secretly teaches himself to move around, the pets wind up taking the blame for his perambulations--and his mischief. Miller's gently idiomatic prose ("Who knew walking would be so hard on your nose?") is ideal for children just easing into early chapter books, and though Kelley's teddy bear is not as expressive as her "real-life" animals, her wiggly-lined watercolors do capture Teddy's unsteadiness on his feet. A droll addition to the cotton-brained bear category of children's literature. Jennifer Mattson
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Product Details

  • File Size: 2991 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (March 23, 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003T0GAMA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,618,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does your teddy have adventures? June 28, 2004
What the book is about:
This is a collection of three short teddy bear tales that you can read aloud to your teddy bear. The first story is called A Good Idea. Teddy decided that he can walk to find adventures. Do you think he gets very far?
The next story is What's for Breakfast. Teddy goes downstairs in search of food. The cat seems him and teddy ends up making a mess. The teddy's owners comes in and sees the mess. Teddy is covered in honey and he must be washed!
The final story is called The Great Outdoors. Teddy goes on an adventure in the backyard. He's looking for someone to play with. Everyone is scared of him and won't play. That is until he finds the dog! Join them as they have a great outdoor adventure!
My mom and I read this book with my teddy bear. Lots of kids have teddy bears and they will enjoy hearing of this teddy bears adventures!
We recommend this book to all kids who love teddy bears. The stories are short and easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars for teddy bear lovers August 13, 2013
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this is a cute book for any child or adult to read to their teddy bears. Three simple, but charming stories of a teddys
adventures while his human is away. With adorable illustrations.
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