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|Bear wants more|
Author: Wilson, Karma
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
Bear Books (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 67066
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.60
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 37250
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 Craft & Structure
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
Kirkus Reviews (12/01/02)
School Library Journal (02/03)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (03/03)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2003 PreS-Gr 2-In this appealing follow-up to Bear Snores On (S & S, 2002), it is spring, Bear is awake, and he is hungry. Several of his animal friends take him to places where he can get food, "But the bear wants more!" Finally, he heads home, where others have organized a party for him, but he has eaten so much that he gets stuck in his own doorway. After being pried out, he eats more and falls asleep, but now "his friends want more!" The rollicking, rhyming text flows smoothly, and the repeated refrain will have youngsters chiming right in. The acrylic illustrations are brightly colored, and the creatures, although they are sweetly appealing and use tools, look distinctly like wild animals; the details are wonderful. The layout alternates between full-bleed spreads and single-page pictures, some of which are also full bleed, while others are in a circle. This format works well to move the story along, and encourages page turns. This simple, gentle story, with its short text, large graphics, and reference to hibernation, will work well in storytimes for young preschoolers, and will fill teachers' demands for seasonal tales.-Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information. - Copyright 2003 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Bulletin for the Center... - 03/01/2003 Bear wakes up hungry after a long winter nap, so off he goes in search of sustenance. Fresh shoots and grass are nice but insufficient (“He nibbles on his lawn/ till the last blade is gone./ But/ the bear/ wants more!”). One by one his friends try to fill him up: Mouse with strawberries, Hare with clover, Badger with fish, and Gopher, Mole, Raven and Wren with a feast of honey cakes, which Bear gobbles until “his big tummy aches.” Wilson’s rhyming text is somewhat pedestrian, but wordplay surprises add interest and the refrain provides an echoing continuity and opportunity for participation throughout. The acrylic paintings tend towards the slick and facile, but the cozy green forest is cheery if Disneyfied; the animal denizens have bright, black-bead eyes and smiling muzzles (or beaks, in the case of the feathered ones) and the fuzzy, fluffy bodies of stuffed animals. Lively performance will overcome many of the book’s flaws, and audiences at storytimes and bedtime readalouds will enjoy this big friendly Bear in his big friendly book. - Copyright 2003 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Booklist - 04/15/2003 What happens after a bear breaks the fast of hibernation? In this rhyming follow-up to Bear Snores On (2002), Bear emerges as a lean, mean, eating machine. His animal friends help him find food, and he munches his way through the forest. As his grub crawl proceeds, both the words of the refrain (But the bear wants more!) and Bear himself increase in size. Other friends busily plan a party for Bear back at his lair. Later all the friends must work together to pry the overfed, very stuck Bear from the entrance to his den. The story is fun and funny, but it takes a backseat to the illustrations. Chapman's acrylic paintings have a freshly washed look that conveys the newness of spring, and they are layered with delightful comic touches--Bear's increasing girth, his friends' bemused expressions, and the flower crown he wears at his picnic, after which he falls asleep. Now Bear is full, full, full . . . but . . . his friends want more. An appealing romp about springtime and friendship. - Copyright 2003 Booklist.