The Resource A visitor for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

A visitor for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Label
A visitor for Bear
Title
A visitor for Bear
Statement of responsibility
Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
  • Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text, 2008.
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 2 Bear seems happy in this solitude and even has a sign posted on his house, "No visitors allowed." A mouse who taps on Bear's door is told to go away. But Mouse won't, and keeps reappearing until Bear finally dissolves into tears and gives in. Soon Bear realizes it's pleasant having someone else around, and when Mouse is ready to leave, Bear doesn't want him to go; he even removes the sign, declaring that it was for really just for salesmen, "not for friends." Watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations in a soft color palette show a comfortable, expansive house that seems to emphasize Bear's need for a friend to fill it up. The characters are highly expressive, making the pictures fun, and the dramatic text will lend itself to reading aloud. Pair this with Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007). -- Enos, Randall (Reviewed 02-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 12, p86)
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 2— When a friendly mouse knocks at his door, Bear sternly points to the "No Visitors Allowed" sign. Returning to his breakfast preparations, he opens the cupboard only to find the mouse tucked inside a bowl. "Perhaps we could have just a spot of tea," the ever-hopeful guest suggests, but he is again shown the door. Despite boarding the windows shut, stopping up the chimney, and plugging the bathtub drain, the persistent rodent keeps reappearing. Finally Bear admits defeat, "I am undone," and agrees to set out a snack. Much to his surprise, Bear enjoys the company and shares jokes and demonstrates a talent at headstands. The visit prompts him to reconsider his sign: "That's for salesmen. Not for friends." Denton's softly hued watercolor illustrations capture the humorous interplay between the unlikely companions. The fastidious, pot-bellied bear wears a tiny apron while the wee mouse with a big personality peeks out of such unlikely places as an egg carton. The lively repetition and superb pacing make this an ideal choice for storytime.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada --Linda Ludke (Reviewed February 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 2, p82)
  • The sign on Bear's front door declares "NO VISITORS ALLOWED"—and the curmudgeon means it. When a tapping at the door interrupts his breakfast preparation, he's quite annoyed, especially when he opens it and finds a small, bright-eyed mouse. Bear points to his sign and slams the door. But, when he opens the cupboard for a bowl, there is the mouse. "OUT," commands Bear. Three more times, the mouse raps and Bear yells. He locks the door and windows, stops up the chimney, plugs the drain in the bathtub and thinks he's mouse-free—until he lifts the tea-kettle lid and there's the mouse—again! "I give up," Bear blubbers. "You win!" Two plates of cheese, two cups of tea and two sets of fire-warmed toes later, the mouse promises to go. When Bear walks him to the door, he shows his appreciation of mouse's company by taking down his sign: "Only for salesmen—not friends." Charmingly droll, watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations, excellent pacing and the contrast in the sizes of Bear and mouse are a perfect comedic mixture. Kids will giggle each time the mouse reappears and grin with satisfaction when big and little become friends. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2007)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
250649
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Bonny
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
430
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
PZ7.B3814
LC item number
Vis 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 2.7.
  • 2.7
  • 2.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Denton, Kady MacDonald
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bear and Mouse
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bears
  • Mice
  • Friendship
  • Bears
  • Mice
  • Friendship
  • Bears
  • Friendship
  • Mice
Target audience
preschool
Label
A visitor for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm76794905
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781406311549
Lccn
2006051850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76794905
Label
A visitor for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm76794905
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781406311549
Lccn
2006051850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76794905

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