A Visitor for Bear

A Visitor for Bear

Book - 2008
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Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.

Bear is quite sure he doesn't like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse -- small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse -- who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places -- just won't go away!
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763628079
0763628077
Branch Call Number: j P ANIMALS BECKER B
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Denton, Kady MacDonald

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AL_MARY Aug 30, 2016

I dare you NOT to give the mouse a British accent if you read this aloud. I just DARE you. Go ahead, try. It's not possible.

This is a lovely book -- sweet without being sappy or annoying. There are also some great opportunities for learning some new vocabulary words -- VAMOOSE! INSUFFERABLE! -- which are easily explained in context.

Greg_library Jun 17, 2014

The first in a series of five books, this is a humourous and heart-warming story of a bear who prefers to be alone and a seemingly shy but persistent mouse who introduces the bear to the value of friendship. The author and the illustrator present a wonderful tale that bears (no pun intended) reading over again.

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muffinpopcorn
Feb 28, 2014

Awww so cute and a wonderful book about friendship . Bear didn't want any visitors and mouse just was so persistent he warmed bear's heart .

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 18, 2014

This is a book that warms the cold cockles of even the grumpiest heart. People who cringe at the sight of Bambi and shudder at baby chicks will be instantly charmed by Becker and Denton’s tale of a grump that learns that sometimes the right visitor is worth the vexation that comes with giving up your privacy.

KRockstar10 Nov 26, 2013

Very cute. Bear and Mouse meet and become friends.

forbesrachel May 16, 2013

There is a truth to this tale, sometimes friends push their way into your life, and it can only take one to make you open yourself up.

LMcShaneCLE Jul 13, 2012

This is a winner!! A book that will leave parents and kids with a smile on their face. Loved it!

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gopherguts
Sep 24, 2011

My little boy loves this book. It provides lots of opportunity for expressive reading with different voices and emotions.
Wonderful pictures that capture the attention of a small person!

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Karefree39
Aug 25, 2011

This is a lovely story about discovering that something you THOUGHT you didn't like, you DO! ;)

RockCastle Aug 15, 2009

Who is a visitor for Bear? Will bear like the visitor? ... read and find out

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Greg_library Jun 17, 2014

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 18, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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Sep 24, 2011

gopherguts thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 18, 2014

Bear’s pretty good at keeping people away. No one ever visits him, and just in case one does he has a big sign in front that reads, “NO visitors allowed”. Just in case. Everything is fine and dandy until one day a mouse “small and gray and bright-eyed” knocks on the door. Bear says in no uncertain terms that he is not keen on visitors. The mouse seems to understand, but when Bear attempts to get out a bowl for himself, there sits the mouse asking for a spot of tea. After throwing out the unwanted guest Bear tries to open his bread drawer next, and there again is the mouse! To Bear’s increasing frustration the mouse is absolutely everywhere, and no amount of stoppering or locking keeps him away. At last, Bear consents to having a bit of tea with the miniscule visitor and soon discovers that the mouse is attentive, easily impressed, and laughs at Bear’s jokes. And when it is time for the mouse to go, Bear finds himself unceremoniously ripping down the “NO visitors allowed” sign. After all, he says, that is a sign for salesmen. Not for friends.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 18, 2014

“Terribly sorry… Now you see me; now you don’t. I am gone.”

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