Bear Has a Story to Tell

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Bear Has a Story to Tell

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell…

Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn’t have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Frog? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?

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Praise

  • “The rhythms of nature and of storytelling are in fine form here.”

    School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

  • “…especially soulful….The quiet suggestion that no one has all the answers is just one of the many pleasures the Steads give readers.”

    Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, North Carolina Children’s Book Award Master List, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, MO MASL’s Readers Awards – MASTER LIST, North Carolina Children’s Book Award ML”

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