Bears and a Birthday

Author(s): Shirley Parenteau

Children - Pre-School

In their fourth endearing escapade, four small bears prepare a celebration for Big Brown Bear s birthday. Mmm, something smells good in the kitchen. Big Brown Bear is curious what are those little bears up to? Are they making something special? No peeking, Big Brown Bear! Floppy and Fuzzy, Yellow and Calico have a cake to bake and a gift to wrap, then it s finally time for the birthday surprise. Delightful rhymes and huggable bears are just the right ingredients for a cheerful birthday read-aloud."


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Gentle and full of charm, this is a nice selection for toddlers and very young readers, who will appreciate the clear story, repetition and obvious affection shared among the lovable characters. ... Preschoolers will enjoy this very festive celebration. Kirkus Reviews The text is light and fun with an easy-to-read rhythm and rhyme. ... The illustrations, done in acrylic, are soft and fuzzy. This story a good choice for birthday collections, but the bears are endearing enough to be enjoyed any day of the year. School Library Journal The rhyming text is simple and flows well.... This is a sweet story of friendship and birthdays, which would be a good pick for storytime or sharing one-on-one. Booklist Online"

Shirley Parenteau is the author of three other books about the bears Bears on Chairs, Bears in Beds, and Bears in the Bath, all illustrated by David Walker as well as One Frog Sang, illustrated by Cynthia Jabar. Shirley Parenteau lives in California. David Walker has illustrated many children s books, including Shirley Parenteau s three previous Bears adventures and two books about Peep and Ducky by David Martin. David Walker lives in North Carolina."

General Fields

  • : 9780763688127
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : 0.141
  • : March 2017
  • : 0.50000mm X 6.50000mm X 6.00000mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Shirley Parenteau
  • : Board book
  • : 417
  • : Dr David Walker (University of Wales Swansea)
  • : English
  • : E
  • : Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6