Bear Has a Story to Tell

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
19 Reviews
It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell...

Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?

This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.  Bear Has a Story to Tell is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012


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I absolutely loved the artwork in the sweet book. - Goodreads
The illustrations very well done. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations and nice use of white space. - Goodreads
The plot revolves around Bear who has a story to tell. - Goodreads
Her illustrations were filled with tiny, tiny details. - Goodreads

Review: Bear Has a Story to Tell

User Review  - Kari - Goodreads

Stead, P., C. (2012). Bear has a story to tell. New York, NY: Roaring Book Press. School Library Journal- 2012 Choice A sweet, lovable bear has a story to tell to his friends, but unfortunately, none ... Read full review

Review: Bear Has a Story to Tell

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

From the team that took the Caldecott for A Sick Day for Amos McGee I was expecting something quietly funny once again and they delivered on that. Bear spends the entire book allowing his own desires ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead are author and illustrator of A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. This is their second collaboration. This is Erin's third picture book for Roaring Brook Press, and Philip's fifth. Philip and Erin live in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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