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Be Gentle! (George and Ba)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  73 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Bartholomew has a new kitten. She is very small, so Ba must be very gentle. But Ba wants to play -- and that means pushing his kitten here and there a little roughly. When she decides to hide rather than play, Ba learns at last how to be gentle. Virginia Miller tells another affectionate story about Bartholomew, the willful young bear of the ever-popular Go to Bed! and Eat ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 4th 1997 by Candlewick
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Kris
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I’m trying to teach my littlest how to treat our new cats, and out of all the books I’ve read to him, he related to this one the most. Ba isn’t trying to be mean, he just doesn’t fully understand that the things he’s doing aren’t fun for the kitten. The books looks a bit dated, but the illustrations are cute, and it gets the lesson across well.
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Roland
Feb 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but I loved this one. It's about a little bear who plays too roughly with a kitten, and his dad keeps telling him to be gentle with her. Let me just state this right now: I love misanthropic writers, such as Jim Goad and Florence King. Most of the books I read are pessimistic, angry, and explore the dark side of human nature. However, I have no shame in saying that a book about a bear and a kitten damn near brought me to tears. If that makes ...more
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Great storytime fare!
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Bartholomew has a lot to learn about how to treat his new kitten.
Keegan
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Cute. Wasn't especially amazed by it, but I guess it's just supposed to illustrate the point for children.
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Very simple - but really cute pictures..
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Virginia Miller wrote and illustrated her first George and Bartholomew story after observing a toddler's frustration with potty training. The result was ON YOUR POTTY!, followed by more George and Ba books acclaimed for their simple, authentic dialogue, expressive illustrations, and toddler-friendly themes.


"The next most likely problem needing book treatment," Virginia says, "seemed to be eating
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