Bear snores on / Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman.

On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wilson, Karma.
Other Authors: Chapman, Jane, 1970- (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2002.
Edition:1st ed.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

The title also serves as the book's refrain: because he's hibernating, the fluffy, snoring Bear remains oblivious as Mouse, Hare, Badger, Mole, Wren and Raven seek refuge in his cave from the blowing snow and frigid temperatures. Working in soft-textured acrylics, Chapman (Happy and Honey) makes both the biting weather and the warm, womb-like shelter of Bear's cave palpable. The once bedraggled animals perk up considerably, and first-time author Wilson describes the ensuing high spirits with a musical flair: "They tweet and they titter./ They chat and they chitter./ But the bear snores on." There's a moment of tension when Bear unexpectedly wakes up and the uninvited guests wonder if they'll be evicted. But Wilson demonstrates how well she knows her audience: the bear only bemoans the fact that he slept through all the fun; the unwitting host proves that he may be the biggest party animal of all. Ages 3-7. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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