Bear's New Friend
March 2006 (Hardcover First Edition)
Published by Margaret K. McElderry imprint of Simon and Schuster • Illustrated by Jane
ISBN-10: 0689859848 • ISBN-13: 978-0689859847
Suggested ages for this book:
- 7 years old, but babies and toddlers also benefit from the rhyme and repeating phrases.
• hardback (March '06)
Someone seems to be hiding from Bear and his friends! Who is it? There's a clatter in the tree and a scamper through the woods. Who is making all that noise? "WHO??" calls Bear. "Who is it, I say?" But no one responds.
Young readers will share Bear and his friends' surprise and delight when the mysterious stranger finally emerges -- and a new FRIENDSHIP begins!
Stunning illustrations bring an endearing text to life in this charming companion to Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman's bestselling Bear Wants More and Bear Snores On. Bear's New Friend is a perfect read-aloud that will enchant children and adults alike.
Mouse starts to shout, "Come out, friend, come out!"
And the bear asks, "Who?"
I thought of the idea for Bear’s New Friend on a walk in the country with my husband, and on the same walk he thought of the idea for Bear Feels Sick! I came home, sat down, and sent both ideas off to my editor, who happened to like them both.
• “Youngsters will enjoy the play on the friend who's hiding (an owl) and the repetition of Bear's "Who?"”
• “It is time to enjoy another lyrical, gentle story about Bear and the other furry and feathered creatures inhabiting his world.”