Bear Stays up for Christmas

Bear Stays up for Christmas

Book - 2004
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"The day before Christmas,
snuggled on his floor,
Bear sleeps soundly
with a great big snore...."
Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!
How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689852787
Branch Call Number: j P CELEBRAT WILSON K
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Jane 1970-


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Jun 15, 2016

Beautifully illustrated. My husband likes to complain that the bear would never be friends with a bunny, a badger, etc. - but that's par for the course in children's literature.
This is one of my favourite stories to read to my sons in December.

Aug 26, 2015

SUMMARY: Bear should be hibernating, but he is determined to stay up to spend Christmas with his friends. His friends will keep him busy to keep him awake they say. They go tree hunting, trim the tree and put up their stockings. Bear is wide awake now while his friends fall asleep. This gives him time to do some of his own preparations for Christmas Day.

ILLUSTRATIONS: As always, I love love love the endearing illustrations and fun little details.

REVIEW: How does a bear who should be hibernating stay awake so he can spend Christmas with his most important friends? A little shout in the ear, a push in the upward direction, and lots of fun and busy activities--that's how! I love watching Bear and his friends spend time together no matter the odds. The ending of this story is endearing as the friends help Bear go back to sleep. Loved it!

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertised for ages 2-8, but I think 2-6 or 7 is better.

Feb 08, 2015

can use for hibernation


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