Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson


Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore. Dear Bear. Get up! Mouse shouts in his ear. We won't let you sleep through Christmas this year. Bear's friends are determined that he'sawake for Christmas and they get him up from his hibernation on Christmas Eve. Bear is excited to experience the holiday with his friends and tries very hard to stay awake, helping to find the right Christmas tree, making mint tea and singing carols. Finally, though, it's his friends who have fallen asleep - and Bear Stays Up! He makes food and presents for his friends, not noticing that Father Christmas has also come to visit. Christmas morning dawns bright and happy for all!

About the Author

Karma Wilson
Karma Wilson is the author of the extremely successful BEAR series. She lives in Idaho, USA, with her family.

Karma writes humorous, rhythmic picture books for the very young and books that share her faith in a fun, understandable way with the youngest readers. Karma is also pursuing her love of outrageously silly but sometimes philosophic poetry for older children (i.e. Shel Silverstein) and has a book of poems coming out in a few years titled What’s the Weather Like Inside which will be illustrated by Barry Blitt.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

9th October 2014



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