Article Title

The Bear Who Stared


Abigail Packard


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Duncan Beedie, Bears, Staring, Manners, Etiquette, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


Bear doesn’t mean to stare! He’s just so curious and wants to take a good look at everybody and everything. But he slowly discovers that just staring at others can make them feel uncomfortable, annoyed, and even angry. By a happy bit of happenstance, Bear ends up staring at a frog who stares right back with big googly eyes. The frog explains that staring at others is not considered nice and that, instead, Bear should say smile and even try to say hello. Bear puts the frogs advice into practice and makes many new friends among the other woodland creatures.