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Bear Has a Story to Tell

Bear Has a Story to Tell

Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Roaring Brook Press


Philip C. Stead's classic picture book Bear Has a Story to Tell, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012, is now a board book, ready to delight a whole new audience.

Featuring illustrations by Erin E. Stead.

It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy.
But first, Bear had a story to tell . . .

Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?

MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, North Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

Praise for Bear Has a Story to Tell

“The universal desire to narrate our lives is at the heart of Philip C. Stead's delightful and instructive ‘Bear Has a Story to Tell.'” —The New York Times Book Review

“The rhythms of nature and of storytelling are in fine form here.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“...especially soulful….The quiet suggestion that no one has all the answers is just one of the many pleasures the Steads give readers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred

“The creators of the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010) offer another charming story about the reciprocal nature of friendship…” —Booklist

“Quietly entrancing.” —Horn Book


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Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead are author and illustrator of A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book.

For Parents and Educators

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