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Bear Wants More (The Bear Books) Hardcover – January 1, 2003

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PreSchool-Grade 2-In this appealing follow-up to Bear Snores On (S & S, 2002), it is spring, Bear is awake, and he is hungry. Several of his animal friends take him to places where he can get food, "But the bear wants more!" Finally, he heads home, where others have organized a party for him, but he has eaten so much that he gets stuck in his own doorway. After being pried out, he eats more and falls asleep, but now "his friends want more!" The rollicking, rhyming text flows smoothly, and the repeated refrain will have youngsters chiming right in. The acrylic illustrations are brightly colored, and the creatures, although they are sweetly appealing and use tools, look distinctly like wild animals; the details are wonderful. The layout alternates between full-bleed spreads and single-page pictures, some of which are also full bleed, while others are in a circle. This format works well to move the story along, and encourages page turns. This simple, gentle story, with its short text, large graphics, and reference to hibernation, will work well in storytimes for young preschoolers, and will fill teachers' demands for seasonal tales.
Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
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PreS-Gr. 2. What happens after a bear breaks the fast of hibernation? In this rhyming follow-up to Bear Snores On (2002), Bear emerges as a lean, mean, eating machine. His animal friends help him find food, and he munches his way through the forest. As his grub crawl proceeds, both the words of the refrain ("But the bear wants more!") and Bear himself increase in size. Other friends busily plan a party for Bear back at his lair. Later all the friends must work together to pry the overfed, very stuck Bear from the entrance to his den. The story is fun and funny, but it takes a backseat to the illustrations. Chapman's acrylic paintings have a freshly washed look that conveys the newness of spring, and they are layered with delightful comic touches--Bear's increasing girth, his friends' bemused expressions, and the flower crown he wears at his picnic, after which he falls asleep. Now Bear is "full, full, full . . . but . . . his friends want more." An appealing romp about springtime and friendship. Connie Fletcher
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Bear Books
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689878036
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689878039
  • ASIN: 068984509X
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
"When springtime comes,/in his warm winter den/a bear wakes up/very hungry and thin!" He lumbers outside and begins to look for food, eating the new shoots of grass that have popped up outside his front door. But that barely begins to satisfy his hunger, and the bear wants more. Fortunately his woodland friends, Mouse, Hare, and Badger pass by, glad to see him after the long winter, and help him find food... strawberries, clover, and fish in the stream. But the bear's still hungry and wants more to eat. "Meanwhile.../back at the big bear's den/wait Gopher and Mole/with Raven and Wren.// They bake honey cakes./They decorate the lair./It's a springtime party/for their good friend Bear!" Bear smells the party foods wafting in the air and hurries home to his big surprise party. But he's eaten so much today, that he's too big to fit into his den and gets stuck in his own front door. Now with a party inside just waiting to begin, what are Bear and his friends going to do..... Author, Karma Wilson and illustrator, Jane Chapman are back with a joyous springtime sequel to last year's marvelous Bear Snores On. Ms Wilson's rhythmic, rhyming text is engaging, and little ones will revel in reading the oft-repeated refrain, "But the bear wants more!", along with you. Ms Chapman's bold, bright and expressive artwork is filled with vivid color, eye-catching detail, and endearing characters. Together word and art usher in the spring with humor and fun. Bear Wants More is a winner, and a charming, read-aloud, preschool crowd-pleaser that shouldn't be missed.
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Format: Hardcover
My neighbor got this book for us as a gift and I could never have imagined how it would change our lives. My son loves this book. His favorite part is when it says "but the bear wants more" I pause before I say more, and he screams "MORE" using the sign language you see on the front. It is a great find. We are all very happy to have the "bear mo" book (as my son calls it).
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Format: Hardcover
I loved this book! I eagerly awaited the release of this bear book by Karma Wilson. I just read it to my four year old daughter and she LOVED it. All of Bears friends are back in this delightful picture book. I can not wait for more books about bear and all his friends!
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Format: Hardcover
I ordered this book because the cover looked so inviting, but the rhyming text and warm, fuzzy illustrations are what endears it to me. My two year old and my five year old have it memorized, and my husband picks it to read every other night at bed time. Their favoite part are the faces made by the hare! I was so excited to see that there is a new installment for "Bear" and his friends (Bear Wants More), and I am ordering it today!
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Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I like these Bear Books in the board format. I like the quality of the book as as as the quality of the writing and artwork. I would recommend these to anyone looking for books to add to a baby's library. In fact, the 3 book sets make great gifts. The Bear snores on is the favorite so far!
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My daughter (two years old) loves this book (and all of the Karma Wilson Bear Books). She asks for me to read it to her almost every night. The story is a nice length with makes it a great choice for a bet time story. The illustrations are beautiful and my daughter seems captivated by the cute characters. I think this is a must for every child's bookshelves.
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This review is for the hard cover version. One of my son's favourite books. If you have a kid who likes books, this one will be well worth your money. The text and the illustrations, every thing about this book is awesome. This one is the best in the series. I would always recommend not to go for the board book version as it does not do justice to the illustrations. The age recommended in the product details is right, 3-7 yrs.
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By AKorf on January 20, 2016
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These Bear books are the best! We have several and my kids love them and so do I!. This one is about Bear waking up from hibernation and being so hungry he can't get enough to eat. His friends rally together to help him.
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