|The Valentine Bears
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve, Brett, Jan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0544531000 ISBN-13: 9780544531000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
OUR PRICE: $8.10
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: December 2016 Annotation: Having never celebrated Valentine's Day with Mr. Bear because of their hibernation schedule, a diligent Mrs. Bear wakes up early to make a festive sign, write a romantic poem and unearth a carefully stored pot of honey before receiving a surprise herself. By the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Bears; Fiction.
- Valentine's Day; Fiction.
- Hibernation; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Bears
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Valentine's Day
- Juvenile Fiction | Love & Romance
|Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6|
|Series: Holiday Classics|
|Book type: Easy Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.50" H x 8.50" W x 0.50" (0.56 lbs) 30 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 10495
Reading Level: 2.8 Interest Level: Lower Grades Point Value: 0.5
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 January)
PreS-Gr 2-Eve Bunting's tender Valentine tale (Clarion, 1983) is nicely presented in this well-done book/tape combination. Mrs. Bear has a surprise in store for Mr. Bear. She's gotten up during hibernation just so they can celebrate a special Valentine's Day. Her preparations show the love she has for Mr. Bear. Mr. Bear, as it turns out, has some surprises of his own. Together they share a special day before once again settling down for a long sleep. The female narrator reads the gently humorous story well, creating individual voices for both of the Bears. Light background music changes to accent story action, enhancing the words. Some minor sound effects are also included. This is a nice presentation that would make a good listening center, and not just in February.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.