Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!

Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
     Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.
 

About Karma Wilson

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Karma Wilson is the author of the bestselling Bear books, illustrated by Jane Chapman, One Day in the Middle of the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin, and many other award-winning picture books. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit her online at KarmaWilson.com.Jane Chapman is the bestselling illustrator of the Bear books by Karma Wilson, as well as Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes, her husband. Jane and Tim live in rural southwest England with their son, Noah, and share a studio at home with views of the open countryside.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this third story about Bear and his friends, Bear struggles to stay awake during the group’s holiday preparations.

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Wilson’s cheerfully irreverent tale pays homage to another hungry bear, known for his penchant for honey, in a tongue-in-cheek scene where the formerly svelte Bear can no longer fit through his den’s opening to reach the tantalizing meal inside.

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This gentle rhyming tale about being sick and taking care of friends is sure to cheer up even the sniffliest of small patients.

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It was… / Bear’s / loose / tooth!” In full-bleed spreads with a palette dominated by blues and greens, Chapman ably portrays Bear’s concern over this dental dilemma as well as the genuine empathy and determination of his many animal friends when they try to help remove the tooth.

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In a new companion to Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More (2002, 2003), a lovable bevy of friends come together again for feast and fun.

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Beloved Bear gets another emotional workout, this time a frightening episode in the dark and stormy woods.

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Bear's thoughtful buddies rouse him from his deep hibernation nap just in time for Christmas Eve.

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As honey-colored Bear savors some tasty food with his forest friends, he discovers a loose tooth.

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The ""more"" he wants is food, of course: ""When springtime comes,/ in his warm winter den/ a bear wakes up/ very hungry and thin!"" His friends are happy to indulge him, but when he heads home, stuffed, he's in for a surprise.

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The title also serves as the book's refrain: because he's hibernating, the fluffy, snoring Bear remains oblivious as Mouse, Hare, Badger, Mole, Wren and Raven seek refuge in his cave from the blowing snow and frigid temperatures.

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Serendipitously, his gentle friends stop by, one by one, bringing food: Badger brings fish, Hare brings muffins, and a trio of birds brings pears and herbs for tea.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Bear Says Thanks, the eighth book in the Bear series (Bear Snores On, Bear Stays Up, etc.), is a warm, gentle picture book that celebrates gratitude, friendship, and politely saying thanks whe...

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