Bear Feels Scared

Bear Feels Scared

Book - 2008
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Bad weather frightens Bear, but his woodland friends are there to help him in this sweet, reassuring Bear story from bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman!

In the deep, dark woods
by the Strawberry Vale,
a big bear lumbers
down a small, crooked trail...

The sun is setting and it's getting chilly. When Bear's friends discover that he is not at home in his lair, they march out into the cold to find their pal. Friends don't let friends stay lost! Wren, Owl, and Raven take to the skies while Badger, Mole, and Mouse search on the ground. Pretty soon Bear is found, and once he's back in his cave, he feels quite safe with his friends all around.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689859861
0689859864
Branch Call Number: j P FAVORITE WILSON K
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Jane 1970-

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nbarai
Jun 18, 2015

My 2 year old really liked this one, and kept asking for it. She seemed to really get worried about the scared bear and would get happy when his 'friends' all came to save him.

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mmcbeth29
Jun 06, 2015

SUMMARY: Bear goes out for a snack, but gets caught in a storm. He becomes very afraid and can't find his way home. His friends are waiting back at the warm cave and notice that Bear has not returned. They form a search party to find Bear. When they bring him home, they form a cozy pile and go to sleep.

ILLUSTRATIONS: As with all of the Bear books, the illustrations are lush, adorable, and expressive.

THE GOOD: My favorite part of the Bear books is when friends rally together to help each other. Bear's friends do just that when he is lost in the storm. I love how they prepare before going out in the rain by getting a lamp and the smaller animals tying themselves together so they don't get lost. Then, when they are all back in the cave, they snuggle together in a safe and loving heap.
THE NOT AS GOOD: I felt disconcerted in the middle of the book when Bear was scared and alone. He was so scared, he sat down and just froze in place. I would have liked to see him think of some positive things, like his friends, to help him get through this trying time. Although the friends come to help on the end, what about in the meantime? Kids need to learn how to get through fears when no one is there to help.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Ages 3-7

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cponcelow
Jul 31, 2013

My two and a half year old asked for this one over and over and over again. I think he really related to the idea that anyone can feel scared - even a great big bear - and that friends can help you feel better.

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violet_squirrel_90
Jul 29, 2014

violet_squirrel_90 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

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