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Bear Has a Story to Tell

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle story of friendship, patience, and storytelling.

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BEAR HAS A STORY TO TELL is a gentle story that's perfect for reading aloud and perfect for bedtime. Its messages about patience and friendship shine through spare, realistic watercolor-and-pencil illustrations that capture animals in their habitats, fall leaves, and the wonder of a cool winter sky as the first snowflakes begin to fall.

Bear looks sleepy and melancholy for the first half of the book, then subtly happy as he rejoins his friends in spring. There's lots to talk about with kids, from animal hibernation to the joy of collaborating on a story.

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