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Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around

(Super Happy Party Bears #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  47 reviews
To the Super Happy Party Bears, everything is a good thing. Their entire attitude can be summed up in one word: YAY! They love doughnuts, dancing, and above all else—a good party. Not so for the rest of the animals living in the Grumpy Woods. They find the bears terribly annoying.

When a few beavers come to town, the Grumpy Woods are even grumpier than usual. These beavers
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Imprint
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Kirsti Call
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is clever, cheerful and easy to read. Filled with likable animal critters who are comically flawed, and a simple, action-filled plot, this book is fun for kids and adults. I read this book in one sitting with my 6 and 8 year olds. Both of them wanted to move on to the next in the series immediately. My 8 year old took the book to bed and re-read it that night. The next day I got requests from her brother for more SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS!

His words: "These are awesome. I love them! They
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How can super happy party bears be anything but super fun, funny and cute? This new series is a winner with funny, clever stories about a woods full of grumpy denizens, except for the super happy party bears, who will save the day with their super happy party ways. Kids will love the antics of all the characters and grown ups will chuckle at the witty jokes.

In Volume 1, can the super happy party bears and the grumpy woodland creatures join forces to deal with unwanted beavers who are ruining th
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
entertaining and fun! Loved the descriptions of the Grumpy Woods Townscritters and all of the Super happy party bears. The part where they turned the mail that the mayor was trying to return to them into happy mail for them was my favorites. Can't wait to read more of these with H. ...more
Becky B
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Super Happy Party Bears and the Grumpy Woods residents both go about dealing with the new neighbors who are cutting off the water supply in their own way. The Grumpy Woods residents take the grumpier approach, while the Super Happy Party Bears are just eager for a welcoming party. What's going to solve the water issue?

I was afraid this was going to be too saccharine, but it is delightfully full of irony and witty humor instead. Just my cup of tea. Kids likely won't appreciate all the subtlet
Kit Feral
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
My 4 year old says 10 stars.
I say what just happened haha
Jul 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-aloud-drew
Cute pictures and not a horrible story, but terrible characters. Nobody in this book cares how anyone else feels, let alone tries to figure out why they might feel that way. Not a good book for teaching empathy.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Super Happy Party Bears love to have parties for anything and everything. Unfortunately, Mayor Quill and the other animals living in the Grumpy Woods prefer not to have parties of any kind. When Mayor Quill receives complimentary letters from the Bears, he huffs out to their house to demand they cut it out, but he only succeeds in leading them to start another party. But things get complicated when a family of beavers moves into the forest and cuts off the river by building a lodge. Mayor Qu ...more
Carol Scrimgeour
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: zany, read-in-2018
Can't judge a book by its cover? Case in point: Which age range is this book written for? It looks like a transitional early-chapter book with appealing illustrations on every page, but the vocabulary is very difficult (decree, obliterating, ghastly, quaint, sarcastically, exasperatedly, etc.). I also found myself wondering if there is a trumpian parody here (newcomers not welcome, putting up a wall)? Despite my difficulty with the book, one of my 2nd graders read this one and asked me to buy mo ...more
Giovanna Forsyth
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
so cute. these books are just darling. Great bridges books.
Lynn  Davidson
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around, written by Marcie Colleen, is book one of a chapter book series for young readers.

In Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around we are introduced to the Super Happy Party Bears who live in their own Party Patch in Grumpy Woods. They love all their neighbours but the sentiment is not appreciated nor reciprocated. The bears find a way to party for anything at all, but no one else wants to join them. Why? Because everyone else is working at being grumpy.

Danielle Booey
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile
A fun easy chapter book series about Super Happy Party Bears and their lives in the Grumpy Woods. The Super Happy Party Bears love everything about life, parties, bubbles, donuts, their grumpy neighbors, and everyone else in the Grumpy Woods just wants peace, quiet, and an end to the Super Happy Party Bears. That is until a new group of beavers roll into town and start stirring up all sorts of new trouble for the town to focus on.

Lots of fun to be found in this series. Silly animal characters an
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chapter-books
SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS: GNAWING AROUND is hilarious! These characters, their world and this story are Chapter Book perfection :) As an adult, I was thoroughly entertained by the voice of the book, the characters, the snappy, clever dialogue AND the silly tension. Just wonderful and I can't imagine ANY child being reluctant or not compelled to dive into this and the whole series :D :D :D ...more
Viviane Elbee
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
The super happy party bears, who love to have loud, dancing, singing parties, live right next to Grumpy Woods neighbors, who do not like noise. But the Grumpy Woods neighbors have a problem - all their water is disappearing. At first, they blame the party bears.

However, the water is disappearing because of beavers. The beavers do not like the super party bears, and they do not like the Grumpy Woods neighbors.

This is a funny, easy to read chapter book with plenty of suspense and twists.

Eh. Maybe I wasn't in a good enough mood to read this at the time I read it. The illustrations are cute, but nothing really jumped out at me to really like this book. Maybe I'm just too old to get the enjoyment that an eight year old might get reading it. I would possibly still recommend it someone if I thought it might be a good fit. ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: jfic
Ok, kids will rate this book much higher. From an adult perspective, this started out funny and cute and just lost momentum. I also feel stymied on the age for this book. The story and illustrations are appealing to a pretty young audience but some of the humor and vocabulary runs older. Perhaps this is best as a bedtime read aloud.
Bridget Neace
Jun 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vrc-18-19
Honestly, I thought it was dumb. I think really young/little kids would like it and enjoy it as a read-aloud, but for kids who could actually read this on their independent reading level...I think even they would find it insultingly dumb.
Jessica Petersen
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series was instrumental in getting my 7-year-old into reading chapter books on his own. I'd love it just for that, but the books are bright and cheerful and funny enough to have me smiling and laughing along with him when he reads aloud to me. ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mason
My eight year old boy who loves funny books laughed so many times reading this book this morning. We are so glad we went ahead and checked out the next one from the library and that there are more of them. It was so cute, funny, and had the best illustrations!
Holly Claxton
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. The art is positively adorable, the story is cute and catchy, and there's just something magical about it. Definitely recommend it to everyone!! ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: child-literature
Colorful and lots of white space. Will be appealing to K-2, but vocabulary may be hard for the younger ages in that group. At 135 pages, will appeal to those moving into chapter books.
Holly Letson
I just could not get into this, so I did not finish it.
Ridiculous fun. And makes so much fun of the efficacy of building a wall to keep people you don't like out. Plus the bears' dance moves are catchy! ...more
Allison Renner
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
Cute book about happy bears living in the woods, trying to brighten the days of grumpy forest animals.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can’t wait to share this fun book with my 3rd graders!
Renee MA
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chapter
Christine Hwang
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
This book reminded me of the storyline from the movie, Trolls.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's pretty snarky, but I can't wait to recommend this to kids who love the Owl Diaries. ...more
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
My first grader started and finished this today. She said it was awesome :)
Adorably super happy. Nothing like solving your problems with a dance party.
Mackie Welch
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ummm this was weird and surprisingly hilarious.
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Marcie Colleen is the author of the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series and Love, Triangle, illustrated by Bob Shea. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband.

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