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Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party Paperback – March 25, 2002

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Moosie Moose knocks on Bearsie Bear's door to ask if he may sleep over on a cold evening in the first of a series of guest-proposed invitations. "This cumulative caper uses repetition and alliteration to rollicking effect," said PW, describing the tale as "especially suitable for a bedtime giggle or two." Ages 3-8. (May)
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1. Bearsie Bear isn't in his warm bed very long when he hears a knock on the door. The cold evening brings Moosie Moose asking for a warm place to sleep. As soon as those two get settled, Cowsie Cow comes knocking, also looking for shelter. She is followed by Piggie Pig, Foxie Fox, and Goosie Goose. Porkie Porcupine is the last to appear, also jumping into the bed, prompting the others to flee their prickly friend. When the cold wind blows again, the others quickly return, and a solution agreeable to all is found. Young children should enjoy the constant repetition, although it borders on becoming tedious. While the names of this cast of characters works on an alliterative basis, they are a tad trite. Waber's delightfully uncluttered pictures, filled with homey details and expressive animals, add to the overall appeal.?Christy Norris, Valley Cottage Library, NY
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 25, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618125418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618125418
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.3 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
WE BORROWED THIS BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY. THE FIRST OF WABERS BOOKS. I READ IT TO MY 8, 5, AND 4 YEAR OLD. WE ALL LAUGHED AND LAUGHED. FUN TO READ!! I IMMEDIATLY ORDERED TWO, ONE FOR US AND ONE FOR MY NEICES! IT WAS REFRESHING TO READ A CHILDS BOOK THAT EVERYONE ENJOYS. SO MANY BOOKS AND SO FEW GREAT ONES. IT WILL BECOME A FAVORITE IN OUR PERSONAL LIBRARY.
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For teachers, it's the perfect read aloud to primary age students on a cold winter day. For parents or grandparents, it's a delightful bedtime story for your young child/grandchild. Bernard Waber draws and writes with whimsy and humor for young and old alike! I love this book!
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Format: Paperback
The young children I teach love this book. One animal after another knocks on Bearsie Bear's door to ask to come in out of the cold. The animals all have silly names (Foxy Fox, Piggy Pig) that have children giggling. Yes, there is a lot of repetition, so for younger groups I leave out some of the words. I also like to have kids knock on their shoes or the floor whenever there's a knock on the door in the story (which is very, very often.) I highly recommend this book.
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Format: Hardcover
A marvelous turn of phrase and a very simple concept make this a sure hit with any 3,4 or five year old I know. There is some rhyming and a lot of repetition and a fun concept that the young ones can grasp from the very first visitor that Bearsie Bear gets. The hardest part of reading the book is keeping a straight enough face to finish the page - BIG Smiles and lot's of laughs.
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By A Customer on April 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
We borrowed this book from the library for my 3 1/2 year old daughter. My daughter has now memorized most of the book, and she loves to "read" it to the rest of the family. She laughes the whole way through it, and she actually looks forward to bedtime when the whole family sits down and reads it together. We will definately be adding it to our home library.
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Format: Paperback
We inherited this book from family who outgrew their children's books...lucky us! The first time we read it, we laughed through the whole story. It's a really fun bed-time read that still gives us the giggles. Plus, the characters exhibit sharing, helping others, and thinking of others' feelings.
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My daughter is 2 years old and we've had this book two days. She listens very intently as I read it. The story has just the right amount of repetition to reel her in and allow her to "catch on". I'm sure this will be a book which she requests often.
So, why only four stars? It really is monotonous for a parent who reads books to their children often. Parents who find themselves drained by the end of repetitive books should simply not introduce this one until the child can read on his/her own.
To sum it up...this book is captivating, humorous, and easy to read if you are 2 - 5 years old. Above that, you may find yourself feeling guilty about hiding it.
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