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, Roaring Book Press, 9781250221940, 2019

Format:  Board Book

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  3

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  The original copyright on this story is 2012, this newer edition is the first board book edition. This is a sweet story where bear has a story he wants to tell but each animal he encounters does not have time to listen because they are preparing for their long winter’s nap. When the first snowflakes fall, bear himself begins his hibernation and after many months he is awake and still ready to tell his story. As his friends gather around to finally hear what he has to tell them he realizes…he can’t remember what it was!

Anything you did not like about the book.  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Preschools, public libraries, parents.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, public libraries.

Where would you shelve it?  Picture Books or Board Books

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No.

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Sandy Kelly, Retired: Carlisle School Library,         JV Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

Date of review: 3/30/2020

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