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Bird and Bear

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In this beautiful picture book about friendship from Ann James, Bird and Bear go on an adventure and discover something surprising . . . .

Bird and Bear are two friends who love discovering the world around them. In this adventure, they go on a picnic to celebrate Bear's birthday. While at the pier, they look into the water and see another bear and another bird. Have they f
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by little bee books
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May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
As a therapist, I must say that I loved the spatial concepts in this book. As a teaching mom, I have to say that the prepositions were wonderful. Bravo!
Bird comes to visit Bear to celebrate Bear's 'bearthday'. As they get ready to go on a picnic, Bear introduces Bird to his friend (the bear in the mirror). As they pull Bear's red wagon and the picnic toward the dock they see Bear's bear friend again, along with a bird. It's not until they try sharing their picnic with their new friends that they realize the nature of their new friends. But the day is still a wonderful one because it's shared with a friend. I found this a really cute story about ...more
Donna Mork
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bird and bear are friends. Spend bears birthday together at the beach playing games. Good friends.
This picture book on friendship would make a good study guide for the classroom setting. It's filled with highlighted prepositions.
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book because of the talking animals. The bird and the bear were friends and were celebrating the birthday of the bear. Together they decided to celebrate his birthday by going down to the pier and having a picnic. The two of them found their reflection off the water and thought they were another animal. From finding their reflection they began to play thinking they were real but once they decided to feed them, the water rippled and they disappeared. Once they knew the truth t ...more
Dena (Batch of Books)
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Illustrations don't get more adorable than this. Bird and Bear is a sweet, cheerful story about a pair of friends spending the day together and discovering what true friendship is.

It's Bear's birthday, so he and Bird go on a picnic to celebrate. Along the way, another bear and another bird show up, but it isn't until they try to give some of their picnic to the visitors that they realize it's only their reflections. While they are sad that their visitors weren't real, they decide that the best f
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Bear and Bird are celebrating Bear's birthday with a picnic to the beach and pier. Lovely sketch type illustrations show the two friends being with each other in a warm gentle fun play birthday. I especially love bear's blue and white stripped t-shirt.
Jenn C
Lovely, simple illustrations about two friends, Bird and Bear. However, it starts off in one direction (birthdays and friendship) and meanders into another (reflections). It would have been best to stick to one or the other - but the illustrations are lovely.
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Lovely illustrations and a lovely story. It didn't hold my two-year-old's interest, but I think it would be great for 3- to 5-year-olds.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, kids-books
Eh, boring. Tries to be a concept book about reflection, but it just doesn't get there.
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Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: birthday, birds, bears
The font and color would make this a really challenging layout for new readers. Would need to be read together.
Jan 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Gorgeously illustrated story about friendship, with some investigation about reflections thrown in for good measure.
Five Mile Press, 2013
Cute story, nice illustrations, but difficult to read aloud.
Kristina Jean Lareau
A beautiful pencil and watercolor friendship story that is super sweet though admittedly dull.
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Ann James is the award-winning illustrator of more than sixty books for children, including The Midnight Babies, Little Humpty, and Lucy Goosey, written by Margaret Wild, and The Way I Love You, by David Bedford. Ann James lives in Australia.

Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (2002).
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