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A Christmas for Bear Hardcover – Sep 19 2017

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (Sept. 19 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763649236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763649234
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 1 x 27.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bear's curmudgeonly personality and Mouse's cheerful antics provide droll humor conveyed with polished comedic pacing and clever phrases such as "a mournful bite of pickle." Soft-focus illustrations in watercolor, ink, and gouache are particularly strong in the subtle expressions on the animal faces...Another appealing adventure for this delightful duo, just right for a Christmas Eve storytime, perhaps enjoyed with a plate of pickles.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Both text and art will draw smiles as this awkward holiday gathering unfolds, and especially as Bear’s frosty temperament begins to thaw. And, yes, presents—not just pickles—are eventually exchanged.
—Publishers Weekly

Kids who’ve followed the previous adventures of formal introvert Bear and cheerful extrovert Mouse will be tickled by Bear’s new ability to use his crusty persona to tease his friend, and those new to our heroes will giggle at the contrast and comic repartee between the two.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Becker and Denton team up once again for a holiday episode that sweetly acknowledges how the friendship between Bear and Mouse has grown from their first meeting in A Visitor for Bear and the multiple titles since then...The warm and playful use of the familiar story structure and characters make for a read-aloud that will add smiles to the holiday.
—School Library Journal

This odd couple’s banter is evergreen in their sixth book. Cozy illustrations are full of good cheer.
—The Horn Book

Denton’s warm, expressive illustrations heighten the drama and underscore the affection between these two well-loved characters. An amusing, original holiday story.
—Booklist Online

About the Author

Bonny Becker is the author of several books about Bear and Mouse, including the New York Times bestseller A Visitor for Bear. She is also the author of a number of other award-winning titles, both picture books and middle-grade novels. She lives in Seattle.

Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Bear and Mouse books, as well as Two Homes by Claire Masurel. Kady MacDonald Denton lives in Ontario.

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4.0 out of 5 starsFun to read, but not as good as the first one
January 11, 2018 - Published on
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5.0 out of 5 starsBear and Mouse at Christmastime!
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5.0 out of 5 starsWe love this entire series of books
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5.0 out of 5 starsWhat wonderful character dynamic
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5.0 out of 5 starsAt Last this Beloved Duo Celebrates Christmas!
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