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How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?

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You and your friend Bear
are an excellent pair.

But if your friend gets sick,
And can't do all the things that you two love to do...

You may wonder--how do you care for a very sick Bear?

When someone dear is dealing with illness, it's difficult to know what to do or say. The actor Vanessa Bayer experienced this firsthand when she was treated for childhood leukemia. In her firs
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends
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Baby Bookworm
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Hello, friends! Our book today is How Do You Care For A Very Sick Bear?, written by Vanessa Bayer and illustrated by Rosie Butcher, a tender look at how children can help a friend with a serious illness.

The story opens on two bear cubs, both with traditionally female attributes, frolicking together as they play. You and “your Bear” are the best of friends, the second-person text notes, and enjoy spending all your time together: talking, playing, exploring, imagining. But what happens when your B
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Andrew
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful and gentle book on how to support a friend with a long term illness. Not only is this a great read for kids, but even adults, too-- sickness can be complicated, and we don't always know how to help our friends and family experiencing it. Every library, personal or public, should have this book!
Christine Stamper
Very cute and well done. Not breaking any new ground, but makes me think of Ida, Always for a younger audience.
Barbara
As most of us know, hanging out with friends is simply wonderful. They share some of our same experiences and make life fun. But sometimes friends don't feel very well, and this book offers suggestions about what to do to help. From visiting a friend to cheer her up to giving her some space when she wants to be alone to sharing special treats or just being willing to listen, there's no end to the comfort a friend can bring to someone who is under the weather. The text doesn't necessarily disting ...more
Rachel
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This sweet little book would be an excellent story to read any child struggling with an ill friend or family member. The story is told kindly yet doesn't pull punches on what could be expected when someone is quite ill. As it was written by someone who survived childhood leukemia as a teenager, I'm confident she knows that of which she speaks.
Trish
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is a darling picture book with a very important message: how to care for a very sick friend. It is done well and with heart. The illustrations are darling and poignant. Bayer writes from experience. She was treated for leukemia for two and a half years when she was a teenager. Many adults could learn from this book, as well as children.
Juliana Lee
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two bears are a wonderful pair. Then one bear gets sick. Sometimes she wants to be alone, sometimes she likes to have her friend visit. They talk about how she feels and play games together. And through it all they are still best friends.
Ana Gutierrez
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A simple and beautifully illustrated lesson for children about how to understand and support a friend with a serious illness. Loved this.
Sandy Sopko
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet book to help young readers with friends who are very ill.
Kaitlyn
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book would've been really good when my mom was going through her leukemia treatments. People really don't know what to do or what to say when people get sick.
Elizabeth
I did not expect this book to bring tears to my eyes, but it was so good, and sad, that it did.
Kaila
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Perfectly simple and sweet.
Edward Sullivan
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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Gentle and compassionate.
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