Bears on Chairs (Board book)

Book and Toy Gift Set

By Shirley Parenteau, David M. Walker (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763688783

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (2/8/2011)
Hardcover (8/11/2009)
Hardcover (8/1/2010)

List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Cuddle up with an adorable plush bear and board book that make the idea of sharing irresistible!

Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up—what a stare!—and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads (among other things) together and make space for one more? With endearing illustrations and a sustained rhyme in every line, this cozy tale, now with a huggable bear companion, makes it clear there is room for all.


About the Author

Shirley Parenteau is the author of four other books about the Bears, as well as the middle-grade novels Ship of Dolls and Dolls of Hope. She lives in Elk Grove, California.

David Walker has illustrated many children’s books, including the four previous Bears books and the Peep and Ducky books by David MartinDavid Walker lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Praise For Bears on Chairs: Book and Toy Gift Set

Between the unerringly positive approach to a common early-childhood dilemma and the can't-miss rhyme, this volume will likely find its place on many a daycare shelf.
—Kirkus Reviews

Rhyming text is simple enough for a preschool audience, and the lesson the bears model about sharing, though obvious, will be welcomed by many teachers and parents.
—Publishers Weekly

Parenteau’s brief rhythmic text is bouncy and light, and ideal for reading aloud. Themes of sharing and compassion are introduced in developmentally appropriate, subtle ways, and the bears’ discovery of their own resolution is a refreshing conclusion to the story. Walker’s acrylic illustrations match the airy lyricism and mood of the text.
—School Library Journal

Along with the visual treat of watching softly colored bears and chairs on expanses of white pages, this book cleverly melds words and art.
—Booklist