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Bear Likes Jam

Written & illustrated by Ciara Gavin
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
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Goodreads Rating - 3.5 / 5.0
$16.99
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Target Age
32
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What's Bear Likes Jam About

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In their blended family, Mama Duck worries when Bear eats too much jam, but when the ducklings play a game with their vegetables, Bear starts to eat the strange green things on his plate.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.5 / 7.0

Such a great book about picky eating! I love Bear and his personality. You also know he has a pretty great mom for helping him learn to balance out his diet. :)

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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5.0 / 7.0

We enjoy Ciara Gavin’s books featuring Bear and his family of ducks. This tale of Bear’s love for jam is especially enjoyable. The ducks’ attempts to help Bear expand his tastes will be familiar to anyone with a young reader who is also a picky eater.

Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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5.25 / 7.0
The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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4.75 / 7.0

I really like this series! This lovable blended family of ducks and a bear is humorous while simultaneously tackling real-life issues… in this case picky eating. The illustrations are fantastic and the love of a family seeps through every page in a delightful way.

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Who Wrote Bear Likes Jam

author & illustrator
Ciara Gavin

Ciara Gavin is an author and illustrator of picture books for children. Her titles include Room for Bear, Bear is Not Tired, Randal the Elephant and A Little Bit Worried which was illustrated by Tim Warnes. She lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

Ciara thinks children are the best artists in the world and her dream is to one day draw as freely and joyfully as children do.

Ciara says: ‘When I make my books, I make a lot of mistakes, sometimes I spills things, break things and colour in outside of the lines but I just keep going because that is how everything in life is made including picture books.’

She thinks every home should have a cosy corner, chocolate orange biscuits, white paper and a pencil because that is all you need to get started on your own big dream.

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What Has Ciara Gavin Said About Bear Likes Jam

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Trivia to Know About Bear Likes Jam

  • So we’re curious—does Bear’s love for jam stem from your own or your son’s love for jam? Or was it just a fun idea that came to you?

    We both love jam. I decided to collect my empty jam jars and use them as spice jars and I was a little shocked at how many I collected in a short space of time so that alerted me to our out of control jam habit.

    Also, my son has always been a fussy eater and getting him to try new and healthy foods was a real preoccupation for a time. I tried to come up with fun ways to make new foods less daunting. Some of the tricks I tried are the same as what the ducks try to encourage Bear’s healthy eating.

  • What is your favorite thing about Bear?

    My favorite thing about Bear is his sweet and gentle nature and how much he loves his duck family.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399551796
Publication Date:
January 1, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016015830
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399551794
Lexile:
AD520L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
187881
ATOS Book Level:
2.29
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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