A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting

A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting

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"A young aspiring bear spotter ventures into bear country. But coming face-to-face with the furry creatures themselves, whether black or brown, can be dangerous, and our protagonist, accompanied by a trusty teddy bear, might need to use some unconventional means to stay out of trouble and avoid being (gulp!) eaten"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
ISBN: 9781681190266
1681190265
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1970-

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GSPLjodie Jun 29, 2016

Super funny book about what to do (and what not to do) when you spot a bear. My kids really enjoyed this one.

SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

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SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

If you're going for a walk in bear country anytime soon, be sure to consult this unconventional, tongue-in-cheek guide for some helpful advice! (Told from a child's point of view, this is an interactive guide.)
The first step is to realize that bear spotting a very serious business. Don't laugh! A black bear can weigh 227 kilograms (that's a lot of bear!), while some brown bear species can weight up to 544 kg (wow - that's even more bear....!). A bear spotter must be able to recognize the different types of these furry creatures.
There are some noticeable differences between black bears, brown bears and teddy bears. For example, some types are dangerous and will even eat people! What should you do if you're unlucky enough to come face-to-face with a real bear (whether it's brown or black)? A bear-spotter must be able to think quickly ... and to be able to "play dead".
What is the all-important, "golden" rule of bear-spotting? It's this: you should only even get close to - and snuggle up to - a teddy bear (and never a real bear)! The off-bear, quirky silliness in this whimsical read-aloud is sure to be enjoyed by bear-loving readers and listeners, who will also enjoy artist David Roberts' silly, expressive illustrations. (Readers should especially look at the bears' facial expressions.....) ** Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years.

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