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Guess Who's Coming, Jesse Bear (Jesse Bear)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Jesse's bossy cousin Sara is coming to visit for a whole week, and Jesse isn't happy about it. But Jesse is surprised to discover how much fun Sara can be!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 21st 2012 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 1998)
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Rosa Cline
Jul 18, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Jesse Bear books have been a joy to read. Mostly in rhyme which makes it pleasant to the ear to read outloud to a young non reader. The illustrations go with the story helping a little non reader stay with the story.

In this one Jesse is getting a vistor that will be at his house. He's excited thinking it's one of his friends. But it ends up being an older cousin that last time they were together she was mean to him and they didn't like one another. But Momma Bear tells him to give her a chance a
Ashley Stone
This story is about Jesse Bear and he finds out that his cousin Sara is coming to stay for a week. He doesn’t like Sara and is determined to not have a fun time with her while she’s visiting. The book goes through each day of the week and describes what the cousins do together. Eventually Jesse realizes that Sara really isn’t so bad at all and enjoys her company. He’s sad when she has to go back home at the end of the week. I liked this book because of the rhythm and rhyme that the author uses. ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. Good rhyme and rhythm and a cute story. we'll definitely be reading more Jesse bear books.
Katie Fitzgerald
This book didn't resonate with me as well as most of the others, but what I did like was the message that big kids and little kids can teach each other things, and that spending time with older and younger cousins, siblings, and friends can be a great experience. Jesse Bear learns a lot of "big kid" skills from his cousin, which is something a lot of little brothers and sisters out there will appreciate and hope for from their own "big kid" friends.

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Holly Chapman
Dec 01, 2012 Holly Chapman rated it liked it
This is a good book to use to remind students to give everyone a chance. In the beginning Jesse Bear is told that his cousin Sara is coming for a visit. He is upset that it is Sara coming because she is older and is bossy. But, when Sara comes to visit he ends up liking spending time with her and is sad to see her go home. I would use this in a classroom of Kindergartner's to third graders.
Meg McGregor
Jul 31, 2013 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
Jesse discovers that his older and quite bossy cousin is coming for a week long visit! But he finds out that if you give people a try - they might surprise you! I would use this book as a catalyst for discussing sibling rivalry or any friction between family members.
Mar 06, 2010 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a sweet tale about two cousins who are brought together for a week and discover that they do like each other after all. The rhyming narrative and cute illustrations go together well and create a charming story.
Nicole Flores
This story is about a little bear named Jesse. In this story he is trying to guess who is coming but when he finds out it is his older cousin sarah he is not happy.
Apr 09, 2012 Jaime rated it really liked it
Our entire family loves all the Jesse Bear Books! There a must & get read at least once for bedtime every week!
May 16, 2013 Margaret marked it as hardcopy-review-to-read  ·  review of another edition
I own a hardcover Follet Bound edition 0329274335x.
Apr 25, 2010 Jen rated it liked it
Not as good as the original but ends well.
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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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