Bear Says Thanks

Bear Says Thanks

Picture Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK WIL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Jane 1970-- Illustrator
ISBN: 9781416958567


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Bear is unhappy. His friends stop by with contributions for a feast, and Bear's cupboard is bare. They remind him that his company and stories are enough, and they all share and have a lovely time.

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Jul 17, 2016

Lovely story about giving what you can when you can, sometimes we have a lot to give, some times a little and that can come in different forms.
A lovely story.

Mariangela_S May 19, 2016

Bear feels lonely in his cave. His friends visit and each has brought a special treat to share. Bear discovers that his has nothing to share, but his friends remind him that all they want is his companionship. A great friendship stories highlighting feelings of gratefulness for the little things.

Dec 17, 2015

Beautiful artwork and heart-rending story.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Bear invites all of his friends over to his cave for a splendid feast. Everyone brings something to share except Bear, because his cupboards are empty! With his friend's help, Bear finds that he has something special to share as well. Ages 0-6.

Apr 13, 2015

Bear is bored in his cave. He decides he will have a feast to share with his friends. But he opens his cupboard and sees that it is bare. One by one his friends happen by with some food. Before long there is a feast for everyone. But Bear is ashamed because he has nothing to contribute to this feast. His friends remind him that he has amazing stories to share with them. Throughout the story, Bear says thanks to his friends for their generosity.

The illustrations were created in acrylic paint. They are colorful, but soft giving a warm and fuzzy feeling. The expressions of the animals are very well done so you feel happy when they are happy.

This is my second experience with the Bear series and I am in love with these characters! They are a wonderful example of true friendship. No one is left out, no one is made to feel bad for any shortcomings. Everyone works together for the good of the group. And Bear is absolutely adorable. He is a character that you can't help but love! The writing is simple--letting the illustrations do much of the talking--but well done.

This would be a delightful book to read especially at Thanksgiving, but any time would do. I highly recommend for ages 3-7

Scissor Nov 27, 2014

Sweet book to explore gratitude; we read around thanksgiving.

Jan 31, 2014

I liked this book because the bear was cute.

KRockstar10 Nov 22, 2013

Seriously. These books just keep getting cuter.


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