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This is the Bear: Read and Share

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Paperback, 24 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Candlewick
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Eloise baker
This is a fast paced children's book. It is about a Bear called Fred, who accidently get's thrown in the bin and taken to the dump! The little boy who own's the bear goes racing to the dump to find him. He enlists the help of the 'Grumpy' dump worker and eventually they find the bear and go home. The bear is excited and wants to go on another adventure.

The book had a lovely flow to it and uses rhyming throughout the book; This is the bear who went to the dump: and fell on the pile with a bit of
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Jamie
Ugh! So a dog pushes the bear into the garbage on purpose. Then the boy who owns the bear goes to the dump (BY HIMSELF!) to retrieve his bear taking the dog with him. And it ends with the boy finding his bear and the dog getting a bone?!

This book is filled with secrets, sneaky behavior and kids just going wherever they please with no consequences! To me, this just encourages children to behave in inappropriate habits. Not a "bad dog" nor does the dog apologize to the bear for what happened. Oh n
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Chris1988
Nov 15, 2012 Chris1988 rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is a cute little story of a teddy after a mischievous dog pushes him in the bin and a little boys adventure to try and get his teddy bear back.
Mainly written in rhyming couplets this book contains an attractive rhythm, which really makes a KS1 class want to hear more. With simple and evocative pictures ‘this is the bear really keeps a class engaged in the story. My personal experience of using this book on the visualizer saw the class reading the comical speech bubbles included in the pictu
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Hugh Stuart
Fantastically illustrated book about the adventures of an anthropomorphic teddy bear. A dog called Fred drops him in the bin and much to his chagrin he ends up at the dump. His upset owner travels to the dump and he is found. He is subsequently scrubbed clean and boasts of his exploits to the other toys. It's a rhyming book and I studied it with my Reception class over 4 days. They had great fun looking for pairs of rhyming words and also acted out the story in the playground.
Olivia
'This is bear' by Sarah Hayes, is a nice rhyming story about a lost teddy bear.
The book uses rhyming to tell the story ( ' This is the bear who fell in the bin. This is the dog who pushed him in.')
This book could be used by teachers in an English lesson who are introducing the topic of rhyming to their class.
The story is simple, it is about a bear who gets lost at a rubbish tip by accident and is rescued by a boy.
Due to the simple story and the rhyming nature of the story, as well as its enga
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Sharmin Ali
A story about a bear who feel into the bin and the dog came along pushed him right inside. The poor bear was taken all the way to the dumb. The boy had found out that the bear had been taken to the dump and went to search for him. When the boy got to the dump, he made a very big fuss and wanted the man to help him search for the bear.
Bear was very cold and but didn’t feel lonely. The boy, the man and the dog had started to search for the bear. The dog sniffed his way around and found the bear.
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Kristine Pratt
What I liked best about this book was the instruction on how to use it with your kids. Valuable information that helps the parents take this beyond just a sit down and read out loud kind of thing. This is engaging with your child on many levels.

The story itself is ok, the rhyme is perfect for the storyline. I think I had a reaction to a child going to the dump and digging in garbage for his bear. Ick. This series intrigues though, and it would be worth looking at the other titles available.
Stacy
This is the bear that has an amazing adventure thanks to a little help from the family dog. This book is a great book to read together because while the words are telling the story the pictures are also telling a story of there own. This Is a great book to show how the illustrations can help further a story along.
Annie
This is a lovely little story or a bear that goes on a journey with its owner looking for him just behind. It uses rhyming words in the sentences, this appears to make the story more fun for the reader. The sentences are short and easy to read for children. The illustrations help to tell the story and are quite realistic. I would consider it suitable for children up to the age of about four/five.
Emkoshka
A rollicking rhyming story of Fred the ted's trip to the dump. As a teddy bear, he didn't grab my heart like others have done and his owner was a bit of a brat, but it was still a cute story.
Ellee
This book is cute and it'd be great for a pajama storytime paired with Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. All the kids could bring their stuffed animals. :)
Donna Hill
I read this nearly every year to my classes. They have all loved it. I love it! :)
Tammy
So glad things ended right!! :)
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