Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

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Synopsis

"The day before Christmas,

snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly

with a great big snore...."

Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.
 

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 October 4, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 34 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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Beloved Bear gets another emotional workout, this time a frightening episode in the dark and stormy woods.

Jul 21 2008 | Read Full Review of Bear Stays Up for Christmas

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

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