Dear Bear

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When Katie writes a letter to the bear she knows is living underneath the stairs, a surprising thing occurs. He writes back to say that he is taking a vacation and will be gone for a few days! No one is more astonished than Katie to discover that she misses him while he’s gone.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 1994
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 1994-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.6
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV002030
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.5 x 10.25
Lexile 500
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4215
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed


Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining and subtly reassuring.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Many children will identify with Katie and her fears, and find some comfort in the solution. . . good story for one-on-one or group sharing.” —School Library Journal

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Children will enjoy this story on different levels depending on their ages; preschoolers will not know who wrote the letters, but will still find the story and its resolution highly satisfying, while older children will delight in being on the secret with Katie’s parents. . . Parents may like the gentle reminder that some problems can be faced creatively instead of confrontationally.” —The Bulletin

Author: Joanna Harrison