Bear Stays up for Christmas

Bear Stays up for Christmas

Paperback - 2005
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Bear's friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols; then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.
Publisher: [New York] : Scholastic Audio, 2005.
ISBN: 9780439843690
Characteristics: 1 compact disc :,digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 book ([34] pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm.).


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Nov 22, 2019

I read all the Bear books to my daughter when she was little. Someday I will read them to her children. We both LOVED this series. I loved the cadence. I wish I could remember just how many times each was read at night. We bought each one we found. The Christmas edition was a great fit! Long live this series of books.

Jun 15, 2016

Beautifully illustrated. My husband likes to complain that the bear would never be friends with a bunny, a badger, etc. - but that's par for the course in children's literature.
This is one of my favourite stories to read to my sons in December.

Aug 26, 2015

SUMMARY: Bear should be hibernating, but he is determined to stay up to spend Christmas with his friends. His friends will keep him busy to keep him awake they say. They go tree hunting, trim the tree and put up their stockings. Bear is wide awake now while his friends fall asleep. This gives him time to do some of his own preparations for Christmas Day.

ILLUSTRATIONS: As always, I love love love the endearing illustrations and fun little details.

REVIEW: How does a bear who should be hibernating stay awake so he can spend Christmas with his most important friends? A little shout in the ear, a push in the upward direction, and lots of fun and busy activities--that's how! I love watching Bear and his friends spend time together no matter the odds. The ending of this story is endearing as the friends help Bear go back to sleep. Loved it!

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertised for ages 2-8, but I think 2-6 or 7 is better.

Feb 08, 2015

can use for hibernation

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Dec 14, 2019

kyliereann thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

red_lion_1061 Aug 08, 2014

red_lion_1061 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and under


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