Bear Was There

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

LOVE is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur.

Then one day, little Mouse meets big Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems?

A gentle and sensitive story of a little mouse’s journey through childhood and the seasons, his fears, and the eventual comfort he finds, beautifully written and illustrated by Sally Ann Garland.

Not only is this book a stunning depiction of an unusual friendship, but it teaches children not to judge people on their appearance.

“Trembling, Mouse looked up as Bear gazed down. The woods were silent. Mouse was surprised at how kind Bear’s eyes seemed.”

Bear Was There is a unique special story with a wistful style and an important lesson.”—ragamuffin.books

Format Your Price
978-1-912858-83-5
$13.49
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV039120, JUV039050
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 11 x 9.25
Lexile 600
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author, Illustrator: Sally Anne Garland

Sally Anne Garland was raised in Alness, Scotland, and studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She now lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland, with her partner and young son.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Bear Was There

LOVE is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur. Then one day, little Mouse meets big Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems? A gentle and sensitive story of a… View available downloads →