Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Christmas Picture Book Must-Read!

As I've mentioned before, our household is a big fan of Karma Wilson and her 'Bear...' books. And, this is the very book that started the 'Bear...' craze in our household.

In "Bear Stays Up for Christmas", Bear's friends make a valiant effort to keep him awake for Christmas. Their efforts are successful ... but all that hard work keeping Bear awake makes Mouse, Hare, Badger, and the rest of the friends VERY tired. That's OK ... Bear's got them covered, and he works through the night to ensure a special Christmas for all of them.

The rhyming text is perfection, and the illustrations are so warm and cozy, it makes you want to snuggle up with Bear and his friends in his lair.

It's targeted to 4-8 year olds, but the pictures, lively characters, and catchy rhymes make it perfect for younger children as well.

If you're looking for a warm and fun holiday picture book classic for your family, "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" is guaranteed to please ... even when it's not the holidays (this is one we do NOT pack away after Christmas is over!).

15 comments:

Kelly said...

That cover is adorable! I also didn't know there was If you Take a Mouse to the Movies! My daughter loves those books!
Merry Christmas, Kelly!!

Tamika: said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'm always eyes open for a new bedtime book for my little ones.

Merry Christmas!

Phyllis Harris said...

I love, love this book and all the Bear books by Karma!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very cute! I'll have to find that book the next time I'm at the store. Even though my kids are big now, I still buy a Christmas book for our home library ever year. This sounds like a good one.
Kelly, I wish you a very merry Christmas! I appreciate your friendship!

Sarah Laurence said...

Sweet illustration on the cover. I remembering trying to stay up all night with my brother and my cousin. We never caught Santa. Merry Christmas!

Beth Kephart said...

You are one dear wonderful wonderful wonderful woman. I hope I tell you that enough so that you know I mean it. Merry Christmas to you, Kelly.

Lisa and Laura said...

I heard this book for the first time when I took my daughter to a holiday story telling at the library! SO CUTE! Some of the kids in the audience knew the book by heart, so I could tell it is popular. Definitely one I will buy!

Hardygirl said...

I adore this book!

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Serenity said...

Love, love, love these books. Our house is full of them! And we just got a new one at the last book fair.

storyqueen said...

Oohhh! A new book I didn't know about!! Sounds so cute! Thanks for the heads-up!

Shelley

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is such a nice little write up. Thanks so much!

Karma Wilson

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, I have another adorable Christmas book to recommend- My Penguin, Osbert. (I don't buy many Christmas books, since we celebrate Hannukah, but I fell in love with it and had to have it))

Amy Tate said...

Thanks for the review! I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

Kelly H-Y said...

Thanks for your wonderful comments, everyone!
And, thanks, Karma, for stopping by!!
Beth, thank you so much for your kind words.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Great suggestion. Thanks! I just wish I had asked you a week ago BEFORE I shopped for my nieces' Christmas books! ; )