Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear” as Want to Read:
Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear (Jesse Bear)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  10 reviews
It's a lovely warm day and the irrepressible hero of "Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?" finds it impossible to resist the cooling temptations of the kitchen sink, garden hose--even the birdbath. In spite of his parents' pleas, Jesse Bear just has to get wet! Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 31st 1988 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear

Fishing Into Potato Salad by Othen Donald Dale CummingsChicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill MartinFetch by Adam Glendon SidwellBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Toddlers Ages 1-3
82nd out of 148 books — 68 voters
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleThe Monster at the End of this Book by Jon StoneWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakGoodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownGreen Eggs And Ham by Dr. Seuss
What...Again? Most requested Children's books
309th out of 311 books — 323 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 142)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sarah Sammis
Jesse Bear must be about two years old. He's a young, rambunctious bear who is apparently into everything. Although his parents have a day of swimming planned for him, they don't want him to get wet before it is time. Yet they give him ample opportunity to disobey with a tempting aquarium, garden hose and so forth. I find this sort of behavior among real life adults to their children infuriating so I'm clueless as to why I'd find it fodder for a cute story.

Fortunately Jesse Bear seems pretty thi
...more
Rosa Cline
Jesse Bear books are cute simple often time rhyming stories. This one involves all types of 'getting wet' with various things...plants, geese, and finally Jesse Bear gets to get wet himself and swim.
Kat
Such a fun, sing-song rhyme - soothing and as lovely as a warm bath. I read this a gazillion times to my child and ended up buying all of Nancy White Carlstrom's books. Well worth the seek, as sadly, this is not available unless you order a used copy.
Polly
A little long for a summer storytime for two year olds, but much better than many other options, and by dint of asking everyone to wiggle like the worm, flap like the bird, croak like the frog, etc., we managed to get through it all right.
Jennifer
This is a cute book about water. It teaches students about a lot of things that live and/or use water. This would be a good story to read in the summer time. This book also contains a bunch a rhyming words.
Davisha
This used to be my favorite book when I was little... I would read it everyday, so much, that I could say the book without even looking... this is a great child's book
Inspired Kathy
While reading this book my 14 year old happened to have the hose on outside and got my 3 year old all wet. Fun book to read.
Jaime
Our entire family loves all the Jesse Bear Books! There a must & get read at least once for bedtime every week!
Tricia
All day long, Jesse Bear is warned about getting wet. Children will delight in how his afternoon ends...wet as can be!
Elanor
Elanor added it
Jun 01, 2015
WCNS
WCNS added it
May 29, 2015
Jenny
Jenny marked it as to-read
May 04, 2015
Ashley
Ashley added it
Apr 28, 2015
Skyler
Skyler marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2015
Andrea
Andrea added it
Feb 09, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
18986
Nancy White Carlstrom has written more than 50 books for children, including the Jesse Bear series with illustrator Bruce Degan.

Born the daughter of steel mill worker William J. and Eva (Lawrence) White, Nancy White Carlstrom was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1948. She practiced writing poetry, enjoyed reading books like Little Women, and wanted to become a children’s book author
...more
More about Nancy White Carlstrom...

Other Books in the Series

Jesse Bear (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
  • Guess Who's Coming, Jesse Bear
  • Happy Birthday, Jesse Bear!
  • What a Scare, Jesse Bear
  • It's About Time, Jesse Bear and Other Rhymes
  • Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear
  • How Do You Say It Today Jesse Bear
  • Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear?
  • Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear!
  • Jesse Bear's Yum-Yum Crumble (Jesse Bear Board Books)
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? What a Scare, Jesse Bear Guess Who's Coming, Jesse Bear Happy Birthday, Jesse Bear! It's About Time, Jesse Bear and Other Rhymes

Share This Book