Where is my Bear?
by Darcy Coxall, Menno Wittebrood
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 08 Oct 2022
Rosen Publishing, Windmill Books
Life skills, Picture book
What can you do when your teddy bear goes missing? This book follows a boy as he searches for his teddy bear in the night, and instead discovers many different creatures. Instead of scaring the boy, the creatures join in his search. This book flips the script on the old story of finding a monster under the bed. These helpful monsters are just along for the ride as the boy looks for his beloved bear. This funny, yet relatable picture book provides an entertaining tale about bravery, perseverance, and unexpected friendships.
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Average rating from 23 members
Where is my bear? is a really cute story to help children not fear the "monsters" that may be in their room. I loved the monsters having their own stuffed animals. It was a cute story and not scary at all!
I could see this being used by parents who are trying to get their child’s favorite toy in the wash. It was comforting to read. It had this fun, imaginative element but also this cozy feeling that everything was going to be alright. I believe many children will fall asleep to this book, with or without their fuzzy friends.
I thought this was really adorable. It is a picture book in verse that follows a boy who's lost his teddy bear and is trying to find him.
It's the middle of night, and as he's searching for his toy, the boy meets several unexpected companions. Though finding monsters in the dark might sound frightening, these monsters are well aware of how important teddy bears are, and that no one could possibly sleep without them. So they all try to help with the search.
I guess the book was meant to help children overcome their night terrors. My only concern is that it might backfire. All the monsters we met were super cute, but you never know with fears.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of Where is My Bear? by Darcy Coxall in exchange for an honest review.
If there's an alien in your drawer
a monster under your bed,
or a dragon in your wardrobe,
don't be scared!
Grab this book and your bear
and snuggle down together.
Join me on a nighttime quest
and meet the best friends ever.
This was a heartfelt and warm read - just what the doctor ordered on a cold, rainy day.
Thank you for the ARC, NetGalley and the publishers!
One night a boy embarks on a journey to find his lost bear. Along his journey he encounters many different creatures. They join him in the search for his beloved bear. The boy is not fearful of the mystical creatures, he welcomes the help and makes friends along the way. A fun new picture book kids will read over and over.
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Rosen Publishing/Windmill Books for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. I found this to be a fun book, with very cute graphics. It even sort of rhymes. A missing bear with new friends that help you search. 4 stars
Cute book that shows that everyone needs their Teddy to feel safe even things that go bump in night. Together with his otherworldly roomates our hero searches for Ted his lost teddy
Why is this book as adorable as it is? It is a picture book that has verses that follow the boy around who has lost his teddy bear. The little boy is trying to find that lost bear in the middle of the night. During his quest to find this bear he meets new and unexpected companions. Monsters have been found but they are not those scary monsters that are under the bed. They are monsters that want to help find the teddy bear and understand that no one will have a comfortable sleeping without their teddy bear. So, they help look as well.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of Where Is my Bear?
I loved this one it’s so cute. The story and illustrations we’re great.
It’s perfect for children newborn to 8-9 years old but honestly even my older son would’ve chilled to listen to this story with me and my youngest.
I absolutely recommend this perfect bedtime story. It was fun to read and the rhyming made it even more fun.
A short and fun rhyming bedtime book suited for children 3-6. My daughter and I enjoyed the twist of the monsters being friendly and eager to help the little boy find his bear before bed. At the beginning, she was so worried that the book would be scary and was absolutely delighted to see monsters in pajamas with stuffies of their own. She giggled her way through the book and said it made a great bedtime story.
Her only question was, "Why does this little boy have so many huge monsters in his room?!"
And then promptly asked to read it again!
This was a cute story with beautifully drawn but simple and clean images. A fun twist on the “monster in the closet” trope, this book was enjoyable and classic.
I loved this story idea. All of my kids had their special bear they had to sleep with. Sometimes we had extra "bears" just in case we could not find the best "bear." I think most parents can relate to this situation. I love how the monsters had their own bears and helped the little boy out in the story. All around a great story!
I love this book! It is a winner on all levels! A little boy is all set for bed but one thing is missing...his Ted! Where could it be?
"My bear was there is morning.
I'd left him safe and sound.
Someone must have taken him.
Now where could he be found? "
He grabs his flashlight and the search is on. Along the way he encounters an alien in his chest of drawers with his teddy, a monster under his bed clutching hid teddy, and a dragon in his wardrobe snuggling with his. Feeling sympathy for the little boy's plight they all join in to help him search for his beloved bear. Will the sad little boy and his new found friends finally solve the mystery and the little guy retrieve his precious teddy bear once again?
The rhyming is exquite and the illustrations are imaginative and non-scary so little ones can enjoy the story with a smile on their faces. This book is a fun read for both young and old with it's playful plot. "Where Is My Bear" is a book to add to your child's library collection for sure.
It's a perfect bedtime story and I highly, highly recommend it!
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This is the sweet tale of a little boy who wakes up to find his teddy bear missing! He starts looking for him and stumbles across a monster under the bed, an alien in a drawer and a dragon in the closet. This weird trio offer their teddies to help the little boy sleep. When he wakes up, he finds his own teddy along with three others.
This story allays the fears a child has about what may be lurking in the house at night and shows him that there is no need to be afraid of monsters under the bed!
The illustrations are perfect and the story addresses common fears, in this ARC.
From the evidence of a whole three examples and one brief afternoon, it seems Windmill Books have a business model of bringing out ten year old board books and young readers, and giving them new editions. Well give their finder a raise, for none of the gems so far should have gone out of print anyway (in fact all come from an old house I’ve never heard of, either, so the picture really isn’t that clear).
Anyway, this narrative verse is from the point of view of a kid who is adamant he cannot sleep until he finds his comforting teddy bear – but lo and behold, what he does discover is a monster under the bed instead, with its own cuddly. Knowing nobody and nothing can sleep without their bear, the monster joins in the ted hunt, and so does the next bizarre character they meet, and the next…
Gloriously illustrated, and really well told in perfectly metered rhyme, this deserves to be bought, whether in its old form or its new. The ending piles on the charm and it’s not really worth marking down for anything.
This was an adorable story about a young boy who has lost his teddy bear at bedtime, and when he begins to search the boy comes across multiple monsters. Instead of being scary, each monster has their own teddy, and feel bad for the boy and offers to help him find it!
My four year old stepson really enjoyed this one, and he found the monsters to be the perfect amount of scary and silly. I also thoroughly enjoyed this story and found the cadence quite fun to read aloud, Overall I would rate Where is my Bear? by Darcy Coxall and Mennonite Wittebrood a solid 5/5.
Thank you to NetGalley and Rosen Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this title in exchange for my honest review.
Kid is using the monsters around his house to find his lost teddy bear. They go around the house in an elephant train and its the freaking cutest! Oh my goodness its precious
Do you fear monsters under your bed? What about your kiddo? Join a little boy as monsters help him search for his missing teddy bear at bedtime.
This seems like the perfect bedtime story as we head into spooky season.. The book features nighttime colors. with the important characters bright in contrast. The words give enough contrast that I came up with voices for each monster without a thought. It even managed to create a little tension (but not so much to scare young readers).
Thanks to NetGalley for the Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I really did like it so much I intend to purchase a paper copy!
This book is a great read for both adults and children alike! It's great for the classroom and for home. Great for inferencing, making contentions between text and self, and predicting (as part of reading comprehension skill development). This book can help guide parent/child conversations about monsters, nighttime fears, and making friends. I will definitely be using this book in Early Years settings.
This premise is ingenius. The perfect read for anyone with a little one who is terrified of the monsters in the closet and under the bed. The fact that the monsters also had teddy bears and seemed to be scared to sleep without them demonstrated the fact that, sometimes the things we're scared of are just like us - and they may be just as scared and lonely as us, too. In addition, the fact that the monsters were all willing to help him find his bear paved the way for the perfect message of the story: don't worry about the monsters under your bed - they're there to help and protect you - not to scare you.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Recommend for birth and up.
This book is so sweet! The three strange bears are hands down my favorite part. The rhyme and rhythm work really well in this book and kids will really get into the search and everyone you find! I fell in love with the illustrations on the very first page. This would be a good Halloween book for really small kids. There are traditionally spooky creatures that are just plain cuddly.
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