Tunes for Bears to Dance To

Book review by Monica Wyatt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Compelling, simple story with an emotional wallop.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 14+


This book was a required reading by school. I think it has a lot of content to deal with that someone, under the age of 14, may have trouble processing. (racism, death, manipulation etc.) My child is only 12 . I would like more books that empower our children with information that can really move them in a positive direction. I felt this book does not do this. Again, my opinion ;)
not rated for age


I was flipping through the pages REALLY fast when I was reading this one. It's short, but very compelling.

Book Details

  • Author: Robert Cormier
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publication date: January 1, 1992
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 14
  • Number of pages: 101
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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