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  • This is a book that's definitely geared toward young kids, but adults that read through the book with kids may find the story to be memorable and heartwarming


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      “Bear Stays Up for Christmas” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman is a charming, short Christmas story that tells of a bear that refuses to hibernate so that he can spend Christmas with his forest friends. This is a book that’s definitely geared toward young kids, but adults that read through the book with kids may find the story to be memorable and heartwarming. In this book, Christmas is all about spending time together with friends and enjoying the company of friends.

      It’s not about the fanciest, most expensive gift or writing a letter to Santa with a wish list longer


      than Santa’s beard. This book is all about friendship and an eagerness to have a good time with those that are valued most in one’s life.

      It’s a simple story with a simple plot to be sure, but young kids will find the bear’s holiday preparations fun to follow and the surprise visitor is sure to delight children. Some children may realize the importance of friends and spending time with cherished friends, an underlying theme that’s emphasized in this book.

      It’s a worthy message to send around the holidays that will hopefully stay with a child forever.

      “Bear Stays Up for ...


      • Christmas” is authored by Karma Wilson.

        The author uses basic words that children in the lower elementary school levels should be able to grasp without much trouble and the sentences are kept short so that they are easily comprehended and not bloated with details that may be hard for a child to follow. It’s a simple style of writing that has an upbeat, bouncy tone to it.

        Jane Chapman is responsible for the colorful illustrations. The illustrations in this book are a real treat to take in.

        The backgrounds, such as the one with the forest blanketed in snow, are really

        impressive in terms of depth and detail. They likely will pull a person right in.

        The animals all very much resemble their real life counterparts, but they have a touch of cartoon-like quality to them that makes them more accessible and lovable to children. The book is forty pages long and Margaret K.

        McElderry is the publisher. The ISBN numbers are: ISBN-10: 1416958967 and ISBN-13: 978-1416958963.

        This a fun yet soothing story that will leave adults and children with smiles on their faces and perhaps a better appreciation for having friends and how to truly celebrate Christmas. This book gets a “10″ rating from me.




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