A Birthday for Bear (Paperback)
Candlewick, 9780763668617, 56pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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Bear does not like birthdays. He doesn’t like parties or balloons, cards or candles. In fact, Bear does not like anything to do with birthdays at all. He would much rather spend his birthday alone cleaning his house, but Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, has other ideas. With a perfectly paced story by Bonny Becker paired with Kady MacDonald Denton’s slapstick visual comedy, A Birthday for Bear — previously published as a first reader — welcomes young listeners to the party in a new picture-book format, with all new artwork, ideal for sharing.
About the Author
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of the Bear and Mouse stories as well as Tim Wadham’s The Queen of France and Claire Masurel’s Two Homes. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
Praise For A Birthday for Bear: Candlewick Sparks…
Mouse draws upon the sheer force of his cheery goodwill to chip away at Bear’s resolve, ultimately succeeding…Reads as a well-pitched combination of humorous dialogue and omniscient commentary.
Whimsical full-color ink and watercolor illustrations hilariously depict the yin and yang of enormous, cantankerous Bear and tiny, merry Mouse. A sprinkling of colorful, out-of-the-ordinary vocabulary words and phrases adds welcome spice to the narrative. Fluent early readers will be pulled into this title by the appeal of its universal subject, entertaining characters, and the satisfying story.
—School Library Journal