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Scare a Bear

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Do you know how to scare a bear? Would you bang pots and pans? Would you rattle some cans? Would you shout? Would you yell? Would you ring a loud bell? Do you know how to scare a bear? How would you scare a bear out of your cabin? Or out of your fishing boat? How about away from your campfire? And what if he climbed in your bunk? Would the bed go kerplunk? From the author- ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Sleeping Bear Press
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Sep 15, 2016 Leeann rated it liked it
Rhyme scheme reminds me of Dr. Seuss. Would be good for a bear or camping storytime, especially if you ask the kids to help you scare him away at the end!
Bridget R. Wilson
Oct 29, 2010 Bridget R. Wilson rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, bears
How exactly do you scare a bear? You're about to find out. But what if your bear is un-scare-able? Well, we'll talk about that, too.

What I thought: Another hit from Wargin. I loved her last book Moose on the Loose and I'm not disappointed with this new one. The situations that the kids and bear find themselves in are laughable. This format Wargin uses is just as effective as Numeroff's circular stories (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Moose a Muffin, etc.) The illustrations are lovely--soft colors
Sunnyvale Librarian
How do you scare a bear? Five friends explore many possibilities (some very silly) but in the end the answer is quite simple. Delightful illustrations and the outrageous antics of bear and kids will make preschoolers giggle.
Alanna Burris
Sep 19, 2015 Alanna Burris rated it really liked it
This is a really fun book! The rhyming also makes it simple yet fun to read. It's a great way to introduce rhyming and also a great book to have a discussion with. Students could brain storm their own ways to scare a bear. The illustrations are great and full of detail.
Jun 21, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book has lots of fun illustrations; I especially like the pages with something (or someone-like a bear hiding or sneaking or peeking!) in the background. The text is superb for rhyming and has a great read aloud rhythm.
Shira Burns
Oct 01, 2010 Shira Burns rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, rhyming, animals
I really like this book. It is a great text for young children to listen for rhyming words. I also have to point out that this book contains a lot of questions which would also be helpful in teaching young children about punctuation.
May 28, 2012 Tam rated it liked it
My 5-year-old enjoyed this book. It basically just asks a lot of questions about a bear and what would you do in certain situations. It was a good book to talk about why you would or would not make a certain decision.
Jul 17, 2015 Peacegal rated it liked it
Cute, rhyming book with an outdoors/camping theme.

Veg*n families note: There is a scene of the bear and boy fishing from a boat.
Jun 24, 2010 Loren rated it really liked it
goes on a bit too long with the refrain but still cute esp for fans of bear picture books and rhyme.
Jun 12, 2011 Tricia rated it liked it
Sing-song rhyming title about how to scare a bear *who doesn't scare*...preschoolers will enjoy the adventure with the fun ending!
Nov 18, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it
I think this is a fun book and a fun concept for young readers. How would you scare a bear? Also the rhythm of the book is great!
May 11, 2016 Dewey rated it really liked it
Shelves: st-camping
Cute rhyming story about how you would scare a bear if it came to your summer camp. I definitely want to use this for a camping-themed storytime.
Jul 21, 2010 Molly rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A fun, rhyming read. Almost all the text consists of questions to the reader, so beware in a storytime, you might get overwhelmed with responses. This would be fun for one on one reading, however.
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Aug 15, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
Tremendous humorous & reparative refrains makes this a great choice for preschool storytimes.
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Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than 55 books for adults and children, and has earned national recognition for award–winning titles such as Michigan’s Official State Children’s Book The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the International Reading Association’s Award Winner The Legend of the Loon, The Voyageur’s Paddle, and many more.

She writes across genres and age-groups, and is as comfor
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