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eBook Contrary Bear ePub

by Laura Cornell,Phyllis Root

  • ISBN: 0060250860
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Laura Cornell,Phyllis Root
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 20, 1996)
  • ePub book: 1304 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1997 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 647

Description

A little girl blames her contrary behavior on her best friend, Bear  . They're performances that involve a child-something both of you do. And once I started thinking of them that way, I started getting much looser about making up words and playing around with rhythm.

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, including . More Books by Phyllis : Anywhere Farm. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas Candlewick Press 2017. Illustrated by Laura Cornell HarperCollins 1996.

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, including Big Momma Makes the World, which won a Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble which won a Minnesota Book Award, Plant a Pocket of Prairie which won a John Burroughs Riverby Award.

Contrary Bear, illustrated by Laura Cornell, HarperCollins/Laura Geringer Books (New York, NY), 1996

Contrary Bear, illustrated by Laura Cornell, HarperCollins/Laura Geringer Books (New York, NY), 1996. One Windy Wednesday, illustrated by Helen Craig, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 1996. Rosie's Fiddle, illustrated by Kevin O'Malley, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1997. Popular with young readers, Phyllis Root is perhaps best known for creating picture books that range from retellings of Native-American stories and tall tales to celebrations of intergenerational relationships and the small, intimate moments of childhood. As Kelly Milner Halls noted in Booklist, Root "has carved a niche for herself by using homespun observations and the playful use of rural undertones.

by Phyllis Root & illustrated by Laura Cornell . A small girl narrates this book; her best friend is Bear, called Contrary Bear by her father for always doing the opposite of what he instructs. Cornell illustrates with reliably zany cartoons; the bear is fully complicit in (and occasionally prime mover to) all the antics, with a fierce march and a sense of humor-in fact, he's crazy. His facial expressions in particular are hilarious and the little girl who loves him is a charmer. Pub Date: May 31st, 1996.

A little girl blames her contrary behavior on her best friend, Bear. It's Bear who throws sand in the playground

A little girl blames her contrary behavior on her best friend, Bear. A little girl blames her contrary behavior on her best friend, Bear. It's Bear who doesn't want to put his shoes on to go outside. It's Bear who throws sand in the backyard. And it's Bear who won't be quiet during naptime. But after an entire day of naughtiness, the child realizes Bear has gone a bit too far.

Created in 1981 . by the . greeting card company American Greetings, the Care Bears are a group of characters that have appeared in various media. Since early 1983, various companies in the Americas, Europe and Israel have published books based on the franchise.

Trying to make amends for a day full of naughtiness, a little girl realizes that blaming her bad behavior on her best friend Bear has gone too far.

Comments

Macage Macage
Contrary Bear
A little girl's best friend is her stuffed bear, or as her dad calls him, Contrary Bear. Contrary Bear doesn't want to wear shoes to go outside, throws sand at playmates, won't be quiet at naptime, and much more. But after being naughty all day and getting dad very mad, it looks like Contrary Bear may have gone too far this time.

The poor dad in this book is stuck having to practice good parenting with a little girl who is behaving very badly (and blaming it on Contrary Bear as well). The beauty of this book is that the dad is shown applying proper discipline, but also getting frustrated and angry just as all real parents do (the drawings of him freaking out are priceless and will be instantly recognizable to any caregiver). In the end, all is well between the girl and her father with the promise that Contrary Bear will try harder to be good tomorrow.

If you and your child have been fighting lately or if you've recently had to endure a rash of bad behavior, this is a good book to share together to shed some humor on the situation. It also sends the very important message that fathers love their children even when we need to discipline them (or their bears).
breakingthesystem breakingthesystem
I love this book. It's a lot of fun to read out loud and the characters, especially the naughty bear, are very expressive and exuberant.
Gavinrage Gavinrage
GREAT children's book, highly recommend and in great shape!
skyjettttt skyjettttt
A great book to read aloud. It teaches a lesson on admitting when you mess up in a very light way. I will use it for a lower grade read aloud when I sub.
Garne Garne
We took this book out of our public library and it reminded us so much of our son that we had to get a copy. Its hard to find now that it is out of print. The antics and personality of the little girl (and her bear) are so true of so many little kids.