Bear in the Air by Susan Meyers

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When a teddy bear is lost by the child who loves him, the bear begins an amazing journey to get back home again. From swimming in the ocean with the fish, to flying in the sky with the gulls, to being found by a sailor, and then being carried off by the wind, the bear meets new friends and travels to many places he never dreamed of.
Reminiscent of such classics as The Velveteen Rabbit and the award-winning Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, this tender picture book with beautiful seaside imagery will capture readers’ hearts with the bear’s summer adventure as he gets back home where he belongs.
Also available by Susan Meyers Praise for Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!
[STAR] “The rhyme shows the simplicity Meyers employs in a text so well structured that almost any adult (or new reader) can prance through with natural, bouncy enthusiasm.” —Booklist, starred review
Also available by Amy Bates Praise for The Dog Who Belonged to No One
[STAR] “The pencil and watercolor illustrations, featuring a palette of golden earth tones, echo the gentle sentiment of the narrative.” —School Library Journal, starred review
[STAR] “Careful parallel storytelling and beautifully paced page turns allow both text and illustrations to develop the characters, establishing both worth and loneliness.” —Kirkus, starred review
F&P level: K
F&P genre: RF

About Susan Meyers

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Susan Meyers is the author of Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! and Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! She lives in San Francisco. Amy Bates is the illustrator of The Dog Who Belonged to No One. She lives in Philadelphia.
Published May 1, 2010 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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To a “House That Jack Built” rhythm and style, a teddy bear has a great adventure when a baby drops it out of his carriage and it falls, hidden, beneath the wheels of a lemonade stand at the beach.

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) verse is sturdy, obedient to its metric structure: “This is the dog that found the bear,/ Shook it and tossed it high in the air,/ Carried it down to the sandy shore,/ Trotted away with the ribbon it wore.” Bates honors each person, creature, or force of nature the bear encounters (from sailor ...

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With a bouncy rhyme scheme reminiscent of This Is the House That Jack Built, Susan Meyers takes children on a delightful journey of a lost teddy bear in Bear in the Air.

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