Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear
Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear
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Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear

Written and illustrated by Monica Carnesi
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
Prices as of Sep 18

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Beatrice & Bear meet one spring day and become best buddies. They play together through summer and fall. Then winter comes and Beatrice can’t find Bear anywhere. She hears he’s gone to hibernate – but where on earth is that? When Beatrice learns that hibernation is not a place and that Bear will be sleeping all winter long, she fears it will be a lonely season…unless she can come up with a brilliant plan. This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.

What Kind of Book is Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear

Primarily about

Gallery

    Honey dreams
    Character studies
    Winter is ruined!
    
Storyboard, ms, dummy
    Storyboard
    Painting in Studio

Reviews

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    Although their friendship gets off to a rough start, Beatrice and Bear become great friends. The illustrations in ink and watercolor are bold and energetic. Beatrice is especially excitable, it's easy to see her energy against the backdrop of Bear's hibernation. In spite of Beatrice's assertion that "bunnies are great hibernators," it just isn't in her DNA. With a little help from squirrel, Beatrice survives the winter without Bear. The story celebrates friendship in all its forms: early stages, rocky stages, getting to know one another, sharing interests and taking turns, patience, separation, thoughtfulness, reunion. Hurrah for Beatrice and Bear (and squirrel)!

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    This is such a fun story of best friends who can't always be together. Beatrice wonders where Bear has gone and when she finds out he is hibernating because it's Winter she decides to try and go along with him. When that proves to be difficult she finds another way to close the distance between the two friends. It is fun to read this with little ones who may not know what different seasons mean for different animals.

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    This book about best friends bunny and bear is a perfect example of a great friendship! There's some humor involved, as well as beautiful illustrations that really add to the story. I love that bunny doesn't despair when she realized she'll have to spend the winter without bear, but she instead focuses on spending her time alone creating something fun for them to enjoy together once bear wakes up. :)

    School Library Journal
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    Starred Review

    Carnesi's sweet illustrations perfectly capture the joys of friendship, the frustration at being left behind, and the satisfaction in making something for a friend. Sure to be a hit in every library.

    Kirkus
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    In a gentle tale for the very young, a rabbit named Beatrice finds an ingenious way to share winter with her hibernating best friend, Bear. Winningly sweet.

    Publisher's Weekly
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    Carnesi is one of those authors who make storytelling appear effortless and intuitive while conveying a wealth of empathy, personality, and humor.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780399256677
Publication Date
August 7, 2014
Text Details
Text set in Mrs. Eaves XL and Duffy
Illustration Details
The art was rendered in brush and Winsor & Newton balk india ink with Sennelier and Winsor & Newston artist watercolors and Prismacolor pencils on Fabriano Artistico extra white 140 lb. hot pressed paper.
Page Count
32
Word Count
468
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2013034624
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
858914261
ASIN/ISBN 10
0399256679
Lexile® Level
AD460L
ATOS® Book Level
1.9
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
169461
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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