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The Bear's Winter House [Paperback]

John Yeoman , Quentin Blake
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 Oct 2009
The bear is behaving very strangely indeed: collecting moss, logs and branches to build a winter house. The other animals think this is silly, and laugh at him, but when winter comes, bear is cosy in his winter house while the other animals suffer in the cold. Being a very kind bear, he invites the others in. Unfortunately for the bear, they are too excited to sleep, and it seems he will get no rest at all this winter! But when spring arrives, he finds a solution...

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen; 40 Anv edition (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184270916X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842709160
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 20.8 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Charming winter tale." (The Bookseller)

"Quentin Blake's illustrations are, as ever, delightful and full of loveable characters." (Child Education)

"Delightful, gentle and warm-hearted story which the pictures and colouring match absolutely." (School Librarian)

"Perfect for talking about sharing, seasons and friendship." (Early Years Educator)

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The bear's plans go awry in this welcome paperback reissue of a classic picture book - but the results may not be so disastrous after all!

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Bear's Winter Delight 10 Jan 2010
By Morganlefay VINE VOICE
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This is a book I used to read to my now adult daughters and I re-bought it recently for my two and a half year old grandaughter. Sadly the shop only had one copy since I realised that I also needed a copy for myself, hence my Amazon purchase. The story is very simple, not threatening or exciting: just great for bedtime soothing. But why I completely love it is because the illustrations are so evocative. Windblown winter skies whirl leaves about and you can feel the cold - read it in the summer and you will be transported to a cold winter and be pleased that you aren't out there in the cold; read it in winter and you'll be glad to be inside away from the cold wind. You can embroider the story if you want, and just talk round the illustrations, or just read it. It is a great book and I heartily recommend it for anyone from two and a half upwards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A winter's tale 12 Sep 2012
By Nicola Hardy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Hen, Squirrel, Hedgehog and Pig are all bemused by their neighbour Bear's antics one autumn, as he goes about gathering wood and moss. When their curiosity gets the better of them, and they ask him what he's doing, he explains that he's building a house to keep him warm whilst he sleeps through the winter. At this, the other animals laugh at him, but when the cold winds start to blow, it's not long before they start knocking on his door!

If you have read 'Bear Snores On' by Karma Wilson, you will find the story to be very similar indeed, but Yeoman's bear seems more forgiving of his winter house guests! 'The Bear's Winter House' is also written in prose rather than rhyming verse, which I much prefer (although other readers may beg to differ). Quentin Blake's illustrations are brilliant, as ever, and really bring the story to life. A lovely winter's tale to share with your toddler.

This review refers to the paperback edition of 'The Bear's Winter House' published by Anderson in 2009.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A favourite with the children 9 Mar 2014
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All the children at my nursery we're enthralled by this tale asking for it over and over again . They found it so funny when he moved all his stick house to get some peace
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bear's Winter House 9 Feb 2013
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A brilliant surpriuse in pass the parcel amd a very happy boy who won. An thought provoking story, unusual and interesting.
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