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Bears on Chairs

Bears on Chairs, by Shirley Parenteau, illustrated by David Walker
"...Between the unerringly positive approach to a common early-childhood dilemma and the can’t-miss rhyme, this volume will likely find its place on many a daycare shelf.” 
—Kirkus Review
"With five bears and only four chairs, these cuddly, optimistic bruins have a problem. Parenteau's ... rhyming text is simple enough for a preschool audience, and the lesson the bears model about sharing...will be welcomed by many teachers and parents.
—Publishers Weekly


Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up — what a stare! — and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more? With endearing, expressive illustrations and a sustained rhyme in every line, here is a cozy tale that makes it clear there is room for all.


Available in multiple formats in English, Japanese and German.


Published Formats & International Editions

 S-BearsOnChairs-hardback       S-BearsOnChairs-Japanese  BearsOnChairs-BoardBook-full

ISBN: 978-0763635886
Candlewick, 2009

Hardback, English

ISBN: 978-4265068289
Iwasaki Shoten, 2009

Hardback, Japanese

ISBN: 978-0763650926
Candlewick, 2011

Board Book, English

Iwasaki Shoten, 2013

Mini-Book, Japanese




 T BearsOnChairs BoxedSet    

ISBN: 978-3649668510
Coppenrath F

Board Book, German

ISBN: 978-0763688783
Candlewick, 2016

Book and Toy Set





 Bears on Chairs recommended by Kids Best Books in Germany!



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