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Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

by Karma Wilson Illustrated by Jane Chapman

"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...."

Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up — by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilson's memorable text and Jane Chapman's glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year.

4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
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Guided Reading
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