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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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our entire family loves all the Jesse Bear Books! There a must & get read at least once for bedtime every week!
All day long, Jesse Bear is warned about getting wet. Children will delight in how his afternoon ends...wet as can be!
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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
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