Synopses & Reviews
Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse—small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse—who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places—just won’t go away!
Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.
"A Visitor for Bear has the feel of a classic, and it’s so cozy that no parent could object to reading it aloud every night." New York Times Book Review
"Charmingly droll, watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations, excellent pacing and the contrast in the sizes of Bear and mouse are a perfect comedic mixture." Kirkus Reviews
"The characters are highly expressive, making the pictures fun, and the dramatic text will lend itself to reading aloud." Booklist
About the Author
, author of a number of award-winning picture books and middle-grade novels, says that the persistent mouse featured in A Visitor for Bear
just popped into her head one day and wouldn't go away. Several other Bear and Mouse stories are in the works. Bonny Becker lives in Seattle.
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of Two Homes by Claire Masurel and A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. She lives in Ontario, Canada.