Book Review of Bears New Friend by Karma Wilson

Bear's New Friend

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2–A mystery character is introduced in this fourth book about Bear and his friends. One summer morning, the cub heads out to play. He hears someone in the tree and thinks it might be his friend Mouse. But Mouse arrives and eliminates that possibility. So begins the guessing game that makes up the rhyming text as, page by page, the various woodland animals come on the scene narrowing the choices of the creature's identity. The refrain And the Bear asks, 'Who?' gives readers a heavy-handed clue, but not until the end does this shy newcomer make his appearance. Chapman's acrylic illustrations are as soft and cuddly as ever and the familiar rhythm works well for reading aloud. While this isn't the strongest of the titles, Bear's many fans won't want to miss it.–Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
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Product Description

Bear is going to the swimming hole, but first, he must find his friends. There's a clatter in the tree! Is it Mouse? No . . .
"Who?" calls Bear.
Something quickly scampers by! Is it Hare? No . . .
"Who?" calls Bear.
Someone seems to be hiding from Bear and his friends. Who is it? WHO?
How Bear and his forest friends discover a NEW FRIEND will enchant young readers. Karma Bear's New Friend a perfect summertime read-aloud companion to the bestselling Bear Snores On.  Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's radiant illustrations make Bear's New Friend a perfect summertime read-aloud companion to the bestselling Bear Snores On.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry; 1 edition (March 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689859848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689859847
 About The Book:

Bears New Friend is a sweet story with a simple plot. Karma Wilson writes in rhyme text for the early reader and well drawn, charming illustrations are produced with rich, green forest backgrounds by Jane Chapman. Bear and other kind forest animals find and welcome a shy new forest friend (an owl). This delightful children's book is a perfect summertime read aloud story. I recommend this book for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. I love this book! 5 stars!

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