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Where Are You, Bear?

A Canadian Alphabet Adventure

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Sean L. Moore

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list price: $9.99
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published: Jan 2014
ISBN:9781926818214
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

Four-year-old Sophie is about to leave her home in Newfoundland on a cross-Canada trip with her dad to visit her grandma in British Columbia. She’s so excited, except for one little problem — she can’t find Bear anywhere! Forced to leave Bear behind, Sophie sets out to travel across the country without her beloved companion. But when Bear emerges from under the bed and finds Sophie gone, he sets off on his own adventure — chasing after Sophie! The cat-and-mouse, or rather bear-and-girl, game that ensues is a madcap ABC adventure that takes the separated pals through all 13 provinces and territories. Some of the unique places that Sophie and Bear visit include: Cape Spear Lighthouse in Newfoundland, the Notre-Dame Basilica in Québec, the Toronto Island Ferry in Ontario, and Canada Olympic Park in Alberta. Along the way, they encounter many more of the iconic animals, people, sights, sounds, and tastes of Canada. From a bowl of chowder in Nova Scotia to a polar bear in Nunavut, the whole country is in on the trip!

About the Authors

Frieda Wishinsky is the international award–winning author of over 70 books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. She thinks that Elizabeth MacLeod is the best writing “partner” any author could have. Frieda lives in Toronto.

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SEAN L. MOORE has written and illustrated a number of books for children, including Always Run Up the Stairs; Veggies, Smeggies; Yellow Blues; and Doggie Bag. He lives with his dog, Zeke, in Vancouver.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award
Editorial Reviews

What a great resource for introducing kids to the unique landmarks in Canada!

— YABooksCentral.com

…now that I have read [Where Are You, Bear?] I think it’s my favourite alphabet book of all.

— Word of Mouse Book Reviews

A multifaceted, educational book that both children and parents will want to read again and again.

— Suite101.com

This whimsical ABC book is an excellent introduction to Canada.

— Canadian Children's Book News

Sean L. Moore’s bright, cartoonish characters…will appeal to the target audience.

— Quill & Quire

The words are simple and appropriate for new readers, and the flat, stylized cartoon illustrations will keep young readers engaged.

— School Library Journal

A cute, lively story that covers the alphabet in a very cool Canadian way.

— CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

The thoughtful attention to detail and strong Canadian content make this book useful as part of a Canadian geography unit as well as reinforcing the alphabet.

— Canadian Teacher

...a nice concept book with a little Canadian pride.

— EverythingMom.com

Moore's bright, block cartoon illustrations will hold the interest of those learning their letters...

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Where Are You, Bear? A Canadian Alphabet Adventure

Sophie cannot find her beloved Bear to take with her on a crosscountry trip with her family. Readers venture across Canada with Sophie and Bear as Bear tries to catch up. An excellent introduction to Canada for young kids, this whimsical ABC book reveals many iconic images that make Canada the unique country that it is. An explanation of each illustration is included on the end pages along with a map.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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