Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

By Karma Wilson; Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689852787, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 2004


"The day before Christmas,

snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly

with a great big snore...."

Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.

About the Author
Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon & Schuster, including the Bear series and "Where Is Home, Little Pip?" Karma lives in Oregon.

Jane Chapman is Principal Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Lincoln.

Praise For Bear Stays Up for Christmas

School Library Journal, starred review Kids will ask for this book again and again.