Bears Beware by Patricia Reilly Giff

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Overall, I think Giff has created a very 21st century series that reflects the reality for a lot of kids who don't go home after school, but instead visit a center or program.
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Synopsis

Mitchell really doesn't want to go camping with the other kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center. Sleeping in the woods with creepy crawly things, coyotes, and bears? Yikes! But his best friend Habib is going, and it's Mitchell's birthday that weekend. He's just got to find a way to be brave, and scare the bears away!
As the fifth book in the Zigzag Kids series—which also includes Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, and Star TimeBears Beware continues to delight readers with award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff's quirky, lovable group of kids, capturing all the excitement and surprises of new friends and after-school fun.
 

About Patricia Reilly Giff

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PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books. Her novels for older readers include the Newbery Honor books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, and Willow Run, a companion to Lily's Crossing. Her most recent books are the novels R My Name Is Rachel, Storyteller, and Wild Girl, and the Zigzag titles, Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, and Star Time.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Wendy Lamb Books. 82 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Bears Beware
All: 5 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 10 2012

Young readers transitioning to chapter books will find themselves laughing while they empathize.

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Journey of a Bookseller

Good
Reviewed by Jo Ann Hakola on May 17 2012

With all the strange noises, Mitchell isn't sleeping and is getting scared. But Michell learns something about himself as the night goes on.

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Kiss the Book

Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie on Apr 25 2012

I think beginning readers would find this book a confusing read. Older students would find it too boring.

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Back to Books

Below average
Reviewed by Nicola Mansfield on Apr 18 2012

It is entertaining and humorous at times, though not exactly exciting.

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Secrets & Sharing Soda

Good
Reviewed by Katie on Mar 26 2012

Overall, I think Giff has created a very 21st century series that reflects the reality for a lot of kids who don't go home after school, but instead visit a center or program.

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