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|Bear feels scared|
Author: Wilson, Karma
Bear's animal friends come to his rescue when he becomes lost and frightened in the woods.
Bear Books (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 124640
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 46666
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
School Library Journal (00/09/08)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2008 Poor Bear gets lost in the woods during a storm and worries about the noises he hears. Are there spooks? Meanwhile, back in his lair, his friends become alarmed by Bear’s absence, with Wren wondering, “What if Bear feels scared?” Eventually the rescue party finds their pal and brings him home. Chapman’s moody color palette neatly captures both the frightening woods and the warmth of the lair. Bear’s sixth book is as fresh as the first as the bond between Bear and his woodland chums deepens. Since the fear of getting lost is one that children often face, Bear’s happily concluded adventure will be reassuring. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 09/01/2008 PreS-Gr 1-This likable character and his animal friends are back in one of their best outings since Bear Snores On (S & S, 2002). While walking in the woods, Bear gets lost, and the other critters begin to worry about him. They form a search party, find their friend, and return to the lair to cuddle up and fall asleep, and finally, "the bear feels safe." Wilson's rhyming text moves along at a steady clip, with only the smallest missteps in meter, and the repeated refrain begs for audience participation. Chapman's acrylic illustrations perfectly mesh realism with emotional expression; the characters show their concern for Bear, whose fear is almost palpable. The combination of full-bleed spreads, single-page paintings, and smaller insets keeps the story flowing and encourages page turns. Bear's cozy den, painted in warm oranges and browns, contrasts effectively with the outdoor scenes, done in blacks, blues, and grays. The reassuring story is simple, but speaks to children's fears and the safety they find with the people who care about them, creating a comforting and accessible forum for discussion. With its large, richly colored illustrations, this book will work equally well one-on-one or in storytime, and listeners are sure to request repeated readings.-Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2008 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.