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It's the Bear!

(Eddy and the Bear #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  478 ratings  ·  45 reviews
The last time Eddie went for a walk in the woods, he had the biggest surprise of his life! There was a bear the size of a house in there! Now Eddie's mom is in the mood to picnic in the wood--and she insists there aren't any bears in there, (except Eddie's teddy, Freddie). But when Mom forgets the blueberry pie, she runs home to get it while Eddie waits in the woods all ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Candlewick (first published September 15th 1994)
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Emily Dunne
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is my first review of a picture book, and I have to admit I found it enjoyable analyzing the illustrations, language and characters as a whole. I can imagine this simplistic yet exciting story would command a child's attention from the opening of the book as the vibrant and detailed illustrations coincide with a lively story line. The main protagonist in the story is Eddy, who is apprehensive of entering the woods for a picnic with his mother due to the "great big bear that lives there". ...more
I have this book memorized
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sequel to "Where's my Teddy." An innocent picnic turns into a terrifying experience for little Eddie when Mom leaves him alone in the woods for a minute to get the forgotten blueberry pie. Although there aren't any big bears in THIS forest, somehow there IS this one BIG bear, a very hungry bear. He's holding his own teddy bear, which is adorable. He does what hungry bears all your food. Eddie is sure he's going to be dessert, but somehow mom saves the day. The bear gets the blueberry ...more
Danielle Robertson Rath
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-lit
This is my favorite children's book. The rhyming is so catchy I read it to my brother and sister when they were babies and could quote parts of the story when I read the book to my son,15 years later. I love the characters and the humorous artwork. I love the rhyme and rhythm. I love this book.
Carolyn Jeziorski
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I read this to some preschoolers. They were convinced the bear would eat everyone (and seemed disappointed when he didn’t). They also immediately started talking about Goldilocks when I read the title.
Bailee McClard
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it as a child!
Elaine Bennett
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very funny book in that I love
It was just okay. Mom and boy go on a picnic. The boy is afraid there will be bears. There is. Mom doesn't believe him.
Connor Rodriguez
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eddie and his mom go into the woods to have a picnic, but Eddie is afraid because of the big bear that lives in the woods. Eddie's mom tells him that there is no bear and begins to lay out the picnic as she realizes that she has forgotten the dessert; she goes back home to get the dessert and leaves Eddie all alone. The big bear approaches the picnic and Eddie quickly hides in the basket, as the bear sits on the basket and begins to eat the food. The bear is startled when he sees a screaming ...more
Sep 09, 2014 added it
This story is about a little boy, Eddie, and his mother going into a forest for a picnic together. Eddie is frightened of the forest because a giant bear lives in it, but his mother dismisses the fright. After unpacking the food, his mother finds that she forgot the dessert so she leaves Eddie alone ans heads back to grab it. Eddie is scared and thinks that he hears something, so he hides in the picnic basket. The giant bear then comes and eats the food, and then opens to basket to find a ...more
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebook
A mother takes a little boy for a picnic in the woods. (Eddy has his Teddy, named Freddy.) The mother goes back to the car for the forgotten blueberry pie. Eddy is scared of bears, but his mother tells him not to be silly. While she’s away he hears a big voice, ‘I smell food!’ and a huge bear arrives on the scene. (The bear is clutching its own teddy.) The boy jumps inside the picnic hamper . The bear sits on that and gobbles up all the food. Wondering what’s for dessert, he looks inside. The ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is a great story to share in a "Teddy Bear" story time or party because it begins with a picnic!

Follow the reading with a game of "Ring Around the Teddy" (which I adapted from "Ring Around the Rosie").
Ring around the Teddy.
The bears are getting ready --
We all fall down.

If all the children have a teddy bear you can sing and do these actions:
Put Your Finger on Your Bear, on your bear
Put your finger on your bear, on your bear
Put your finger on your bear, (now think of a phrase
Eddie and his mom are out for a picnic. Eddie didn't want to come. He's sure there will be a bear. His mother tells him that, of course, there are no bears. Mom quickly realizes that she's forgotten to pack the blueberry pie for dessert. She runs back to grab it while Eddie waits, in a panic, sitting on top of the picnic basket.

You'll never guess who shows up!
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
A really cute and humorous series about a big, scary bear who ends up to be not that scary given that he carries a big ole teddy bear and his little human friend who can't get enough of the big guy. Illustrations are vibrant and match the story. Love the illustration for bear. I didn't find this book as funny as some of the others in the series.
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: PK-1
Shelves: picture-books
Eddie and Mom go for a picnic in the woods, but Eddie is scared he will run into a bear.

This funny book will have kids squealing with Eddie and parents thinking twice before dismissing their child's fears.
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Another fantastic book by Jez Alborough! The story is funny and easy to read with rhyming. For some reason the bear sitting on the picnic basket is very funny my daughter laughs every time.
Feb 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book. I used to read it to my sister every day when I was younger, and I had the whole book memorized because it was so awesome:)
Angel Lederhause
This was a very cute book. Both my boys loved it.
Jun 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cute story filled with rhyming words.
Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A cute, rhyming book that all children will love. It's oversized, just like the bear!
Mar 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of our first favorite picture books for our kids!
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
02/07: This is cute. The three books in the series are "Where's My Teddy?" "It's the Bear!" and "My Friend Bear."
A.C. Bauch
This book was a pleasant surprise in the pediatrician's office book supply. Too bad the bear took their blueberry pie. But better the pie than the mother and her son, I suppose. :0)
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
2/13/2017 Read with Naomi & Julia. They are fascinated every time.
5/2/17 Read with Naomi & Julia.
11/25/19 Read with Julia
Hillary Hayman
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Story of a mother and son who go on a picknick that is interupted by a bear.
A great story for children especially for those who have a special bond with a stuffed animal.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just read this again to two boys who'd never heard it before. Always a winner.
Sep 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It is so fun to read to my kids. Jez Alborough is a favorite of mine.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
A lovely bear book for little ones. Big and beautiful illustrations to use as a read aloud book.
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