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Wilson, Karma.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2001.
IL K-3, RL 1.7
ISBN 0689831870

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Are you a heavy sleeper?  I mean, do you sleep through just about anything?  Or do you wake up when you hear noises or when your parents come in to check on you?  Well, Bear is a very heavy sleeper.  Join the fun as some of his neighbors seek shelter in his cave during a storm.

Booktalk #2

“In a cave in the woods / in his deep dark lair/ through the long, cold winter / sleeps a great brown bear.” Bear is hibernating and on a stormy night, Mouse and a few other forest animals seek shelter in Bear’s den. Soon they are eating popcorn, drinking tea, and having a party while “the bear snores on.” Nothing seems to bother the sleeping bear until an errant pepper flake from the stew causes him to sneeze and wake up. Bear is furious, but not because everyone is having a party in his cave, but because he has slept through it all and missed the fun! The animals calm Bear by insisting the party has just begun and stories and food carry the party until dawn. One by one the animals settle in to sleep, only to leave Bear wide-awake, unable to recapture his slumber. Bear Snores On is a great read-aloud as well as a bedtime book to share on a cold or snowy night.  (Janet Kittrell, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)

SUBJECTS:     Bears -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Parties -- Fiction.
                        Stories in rhyme.


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