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The Sniffles for Bear
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The Sniffles for Bear
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The relentlessly cheery Mouse pushes a cold-suffering Bear to new heights of melodrama in a hilarious new adventure starring the unlikely pair.


Features an audio read-along! Bear has a terrible cold. In fact, Bear is quite sure that no one has ever been as sick as he is. So when Mouse comes tap, tap, tapping on his front door eager to make Bear "as good as new" by reading a sunny story, singing a rousing chorus and plinking a twangy tune on her banjo, the pitifully coughing Bear – growing weaker by the minute – is convinced that his tiny friend does not appreciate the gravity of the situation. Can there be any saving Bear from his certain demise? Welcome the world's most lovable curmudgeon and his endearing, unstoppable sidekick in a wry new comedy sure to have even red-eyed, sniffly-nosed readers rolling with laughter.

The relentlessly cheery Mouse pushes a cold-suffering Bear to new heights of melodrama in a hilarious new adventure starring the unlikely pair.


Features an audio read-along! Bear has a terrible cold. In fact, Bear is quite sure that no one has ever been as sick as he is. So when Mouse comes tap, tap, tapping on his front door eager to make Bear "as good as new" by reading a sunny story, singing a rousing chorus and plinking a twangy tune on her banjo, the pitifully coughing Bear – growing weaker by the minute – is convinced that his tiny friend does not appreciate the gravity of the situation. Can there be any saving Bear from his certain demise? Welcome the world's most lovable curmudgeon and his endearing, unstoppable sidekick in a wry new comedy sure to have even red-eyed, sniffly-nosed readers rolling with laughter.

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  • ATOS:
    2.4
  • Lexile:
    420
  • Interest Level:
    LG
  • Text Difficulty:
    K - 2

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  • School Library Journal

    August 1, 2011

    PreS-Gr 1-High-drama king Bear and endlessly cheerful Mouse return in this gently humorous tale. Convinced that no one has ever been so sick, Bear grumpily welcomes his friend but warns that he is near death's door. Mouse listens sympathetically and then tries everything he can think of to cheer his pal-singing, reading aloud, banjo playing, soup, humor-all to no avail. After a nap the formerly cranky Bear wakes up refreshed and feeling much better, only to discover that Mouse has developed the sniffles. With the tables turned, he nurses his little friend. The expressive, lightly colored watercolor, ink, and gouache illustrations sweep across the pages, using the spreads and white space to great advantage. The body language of the characters conveys a huge emotional range. Whether readers are fans of this homey pair or new to the dynamic duo's doings, they will delight in the childlike repartee and comfortable friendship.-Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI

    Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    July 15, 2011

    Bear is sure no one could possibly be as sick as he is.

    Bear has a miserable cold. His throat hurts, his snout is sore and red and he has retired to his chair to wallow in his misery. Enter Mouse, who is determined to make everything better. He is unrelentingly cheerful as he reads to Bear, sings to him and makes him soup. Bear is completely unappreciative and makes pronouncements about his weakness and trembling, and the "gravity of the situation." He even dictates his will. After a long restful sleep, he feels much better, but now it is Mouse who is ill and Bear who provides care and sympathy. Bear is very much a diva, and Mouse is patient and kind. Becker employs a lively mix of dramatic, over-the-top dialogue, with a plethora of descriptive language to set the tone. Denton's watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations are just right as they depict Bear in all his suffering glory. The double-page spread at the center, showing Mouse dragging a weak and helpless Bear up the stairs, is hilarious. This funny, gentle homily about friendship and selflessness begs to be read aloud with young readers acting out the parts.

    Bear and Mouse are the 21st-century Damon and Pythias--kids who haven't met them yet will be happy they've encountered them now. (Picture book. 3-6)

    (COPYRIGHT (2011) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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