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Bug Bear

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  222 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Bear settles down next to a tree for a nap. Just as he's falling asleep, a small bug lands on his nose and decides to make himself comfortable. "You're so soft and squishy," the bug tells Bear. "And you DO have a lot of that warm fur to spare." Bear tries swatting at the bug, stomping around, and jumping up and down, but the bug just won't leave him alone! Then Owl offers ...more
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Tiger Tales (first published 2017)
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Ova - Excuse My Reading
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Great book for newbie reader kids, my son is about to be year one and I really struggled to find books that is easy to read. You know most books are rhyming and have some terribly difficult words. This is not the best one we have read this summer but perfect to encourage them to read from start to finish, as they can read most sentences and it boosts their confidence.
I loved the story but it finishes all of a sudden, and the message is not clear :)
So, so story but great illustrations.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: bears, picture-books
Looove the illustrations. And the rhymes are good. Story is alright, ends a little abruptly.
Книжни Криле
През последните няколко години картинните книги набраха значителна популярност у нас. За щастие на всички, които имат отговорното щастие да се грижат за деца, разнообразието от страхотни съвременни приказки се увеличи както с творбите на световни автори и илюстратори, ката и с достойни попълнения от родни таланти. С удоволствие следим все по-богатите каталози на младите детски издателства. А сега към мармотите и рибките, към дакелчетата и таралежите, гордо се присединява и едно лисиче! Приветств ...more
Marissa Elera
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this. Though the story is stilted at the conclusion, the illustrations make up for it.
Rory Jakob
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute rhymes. Pretty short. Nice pictures. Environmentally inaccurate. Those animals wouldn't all be together at the same time in the same place. ...more
Laura Daboo
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A charming book that children will find hysterical. The beautiful illustrations in this book depict the story with warmth and humour. Along with the wonderful humour, told in fun, childish rhyming language, this story also carries some important messages and discussion points about personal space and respect and can be a useful, gentle way of approaching this topic with younger children. Bug is not trying to irritate Bear, he just wants to be his friend and live in his snuggly warm fur. However, ...more
Cerys Hopkin
Sep 30, 2019 added it
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Bug Bear is a book which is strongly aimed at younger children (Reception or Year 1 ages). This fun loving book has a creative take on introducing early teaching of personal, social and emotional learning (PSE), where the bug in the story is looking for a new home; he seeks the sink/fur of the bear. However, the bear does not like this and in turn gets very annoyed and upset about it, until a wise owl comes to help. The book uses fun, loving and childish rhyming language to tell its story alongs ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book for bug storytime. Might be too wordy for toddlers. There's a bug, a bear, an owl, and a sloth. The bug is "bugging" the bear and the wise old owl comes up with a solution. The bug can "bug" the sloth. He doesn't mind at all. If I'm not able to read the book it would still work great as part of my bug book display. ...more
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
cute little rhyming story. I enjoyed doing the voices of all the characters while doing a read-aloud. the illustrations are simple and appealing to tots. I didn't care too much for the ending though... feels like they took advantage of the sloth. ...more
Emily Garrett
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: el-ed-340
Fun writing and illustrations in this book but I don't like the resolution. I feel that it doesn't portray a great moral. It teaches that if we just go to someone and complain our problems will just go away.
Picture Book
Nice rhyme. Bug wants to live in bear's fur. Bear is being bothered by bug. Cute story about being friends and asking permission. ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Totally cute, but I found that I stumbled on the rhythm of this rhyming book a LOT. That was frustrating. A few more editorial passes and this would have been a great book. The art is adorable.
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: acls, kids, storytime
Only an eh story, but cute illustrations and rhyming make it a good story time pick.
Miss Sarah
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
A bug wants to take up residence on a bear but he bear is having none of it. So cute and funny and the pictures are simple and clear. loved the other animals too. toddler and up.
Michelle Gray
A little on the sing songy side.
The Library Lady
MY Bugbear is verse that limps along, and this is that kind of verse. Conclusion is flat.
The artwork is cute.
May 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
I guess it was the point but Bug really bugged me. Just leave Bear alone. I hate when I ask someone to leave me alone and they just won't. ...more
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
'nother nephew Christmas pressie ...more
Kirsten Vega
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Beautiful illustrations meet tired story development.
Cahyo Prayitno
Gambar dan ceritanya lucu. Apalagi disertai audio book yang keren. Anak-anak pasti suka!
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
It ends too abruptly. Here is a home for you with this random sloth...THE END. This book was sweet nonetheless.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
A fun read with a catchy rhyming scheme.
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fun one that can be sung out loud to kids
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I like the pictures
Kristina Jean Lareau
The Klassen-esque bear and contrasting moods of the bear and bug on the cover had me hopeful for a show-stopper. Alas, the illustrative style could not make up for the lack of excitement in the rhyming text.
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