The Christmas Bears

Chris Conover

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Christmas is coming, and there’s a lot to be done – from baking cookies to sending out cards to decorating the tree. Ma, Pa, and their seven cubs take their preparations most seriously, for on Christmas Eve, Pa has a very important job to do. He loads the toys from his workshop into a sleigh and takes off to deliver them all over the world! And delightful endpapers show where the family’s friends, such as the spectacled bear, snowy owl, and reindeer, live throughout the world.

 
With a simple, joyful rhyming text and her signature warm, detailed illustrations, Chris Conover celebrates the happy anticipation of Christmas that makes the season so wonderful.

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Praise for The Christmas Bears

“Adding variety is Conover’s depiction of the family as an international one wthat includes, among others, a polar bear, a spectacled bear, and a sloth bear.” —Horn Book

“The final spread shows the cubs playing with their own toys on Christmas morning with both their parents, and the endpapers show all the different kinds of bears in the story along with a world map color-coded to show their geographic origins.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The pictures are adorable and colorful making this book a great read with your family this holiday season.” —Sacramento Book Review 

“Bouncy rhyming couplets recount the festivities, which are portrayed in the colorful, intricately patterned illustrations. Infused with festive greens and reds, the pictures, including many wordless spreads, depict the bears engaged in holiday activities kids will recognize.” —Booklist

“A sweet addition to any holiday collection.” —School Library Journal

“It is hard to read this book and not feel cheery.” —The Richmond Times Dispatch


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About the Author

Chris Conover

CHRIS CONOVER is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Lion’s Share and Over the Hills & Far Away, an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice. She lives in New York City.

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The Christmas Bears
Chris Conover

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374332754
ISBN10: 0374332754
Picture Book
8 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$16.95
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