Parents' Guide to

The New Bear at School

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cuddly bear tale about fitting in at a new school.

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While parents will have likely read versions of this story many times before, kids will get a kick out of Boris' trials and will be surprised and pleased by the final outcome. Even the bullies are swashbuckling rats who add excitement without ever crossing the line to real worry. The pictures could undermine the idea that anyone could possibly be scared of Boris -- he's just adorable -- but he is convincingly big and the other animal classmates are dwarfed in comparison.

Book Details

  • Author: Carrie Weston
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: July 1, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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