Bear Feels Scared

Bear Feels Scared
August 5, 2008 (Hardcover)
Margaret K. McElderry imprint of Simon & Schuster • Illustrated by Jane Chapman
ISBN-10: 0689859864 • ISBN-13: 978-0689859861

Suggested ages for this book:
3 - 7 years old, but babies and toddlers also benefit from the rhyme and repeating phrases.

Bear is out looking for a snack, but when the sun sets he loses his way. How bear wants to go home! But where is his cozy cave? Bear searches and searches and as the skies grow dark, Bear feels scared! But bear is never alone, and his resourceful friends put together a search party to find their missing companion. A tale about friendship and feelings, this story will be sure to resonate strongly with children.

With a flap and a flurry
all the friends gather near.
They give him bear hugs
and they calm his bear fears.

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Bear Feels ScaredBear Feels Scared was an idea that came as I walked with my husband down a small, crooked trail in the deep dark woods. I've actually been lost in the woods before, so I really empathize with Bear's feelings in this book!




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“Via rhyming text and the repeated refrain "And the bear feels scared," Wilson and Chapman (Bear Snores On; Bear Feels Sick) once again tap into the psychology of preschoolers, exploringa common childhood emotion.
….readers will immediately connect to his experience.”
Publisher's Weekly for Bear Feels Scared

“…listeners are sure to request repeated readings.”
– School Library Journal for Bear Feels Scared

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