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Bear Stays Up for Christmas

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"The day before Christmas,

snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly

with a great big snore...."

Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 27, 2004 – Bear's thoughtful buddies rouse him from his deep hibernation nap just in time for Christmas Eve. With creative planning, the animals get their ursine friend into the holiday spirit—and the Yuletide preparations. And by the time Santa makes his appearance, guess who's tuckered out? (Not a certain Bear.) This duo's latest Bear book sustains the sweetness and humor of its predecessors (Bear Snores On; Bear Wants More) via rhyming, read-aloud-ready text and soft acrylic scenes of the cuddly creatures and wintry landscapes. Ages 3-7.


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Customer Reviews

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

I fell in love with Children's books after finding this amazing book!!! A new addition to our Christmas tradition!!! I read it to my daughter years ago and this is the first year I will be reading it to my one year old son!!!

Love the Book Wish it had Audio

This is one of my daughter's favorite books! I just wish that, for $9.99 it would also include audio. I usually only buy books with audio so that my daughter can have more independence with reading books, and it supports her reading skill development.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas
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  • $7.99
  • Level: Grades P-2
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Christmas & Advent
  • Published: Oct 04, 2011
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 40 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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