Big Brown Bear's Birthday Surprise

Big Brown Bear's Birthday Surprise

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To celebrate Big Brown Bear's special day, his friend Rat has planned a lovely picnic on the riverbank. All is going swimmingly, complete with cucumber sandwiches, warm sunshine, and even a surprise gift from Rat.

But when Big Brown Bear is suddenly distracted by an empty boat floating past on the river, Rat's plans for the afternoon take a watery turn.

David McPhail throws Big Brown Bear a birthday party like no other in this warmhearted picture book that serves up action, excitement, and a generous portion of true good-natured friendship.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780152060985
0152060987
Branch Call Number: j P CELEBRAT MCPHAIL
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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mmcbeth29
May 06, 2015

Bear and Rat are having a pleasant picnic. Rat reminds Bear that it is Bear's birthday and that he has a surprise for him. But they are interrupted by an empty boat floating by. Bear and Rat row it back the way it came from. They find a hat, a fishing pole, and finally the man that belongs to all four items. They attempt to row back to shore, but the boat is too heavy. Eventually they make it back to shore where Rat and Bear return to their picnic basket and Bear gets not only a pleasant adventure, but a birthday surprise.

The illustrations were created in pen and ink and watercolor. They are finely detailed and have beautiful and vibrant colors. Children of all ages will enjoy them.

This was a very pleasant, laid back story about two friends having a nice day together. This book would be perfect to read on a day when you want a more quiet story. I recommend it for any age up to 7.

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