From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–A mystery character is introduced in this fourth book about Bear and his friends. One summer morning, the cub heads out to play. He hears someone in the tree and thinks it might be his friend Mouse. But Mouse arrives and eliminates that possibility. So begins the guessing game that makes up the rhyming text as, page by page, the various woodland animals come on the scene narrowing the choices of the creature's identity. The refrain And the Bear asks, 'Who?' gives readers a heavy-handed clue, but not until the end does this shy newcomer make his appearance. Chapman's acrylic illustrations are as soft and cuddly as ever and the familiar rhythm works well for reading aloud. While this isn't the strongest of the titles, Bear's many fans won't want to miss it.–Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
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About the Author
Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon & Schuster, including the Bear series and Where Is Home, Little Pip?
Karma lives in Montana.
Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling
by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama
by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On
, Bear Wants More
, Bear Stays Up for Christmas
, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at ChapmanandWarnes.com.