Bear in the Air
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Bear in the Air


When a teddy bear is lost by the child who loves him, the bear begins an amazing journey to get back home again. From swimming in the ocean with the fish, to flying in the sky with the gulls, to being found by a sailor, and then being carried off by the wind, the bear meets new friends and travels to many places he never dreamed of.

Reminiscent of such classics as The Velveteen Rabbit and the award-winning Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, this tender picture book with beautiful seaside imagery will capture readers’ hearts with the bear’s summer adventure as he gets back home where he belongs.
Also available by Susan Meyers
Praise for Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!
[STAR] “The rhyme shows the simplicity Meyers employs in a text so well structured that almost any adult (or new reader) can prance through with natural, bouncy enthusiasm.†—Booklist, starred review
Also available by Amy Bates
Praise for The Dog Who Belonged to No One
[STAR] “The pencil and watercolor illustrations, featuring a palette of golden earth tones, echo the gentle sentiment of the narrative.†—School Library Journal, starred review
[STAR] “Careful parallel storytelling and beautifully paced page turns allow both text and illustrations to develop the characters, establishing both worth and loneliness.†—Kirkus, starred review
F&P level: K
F&P genre: RF

Title:Bear in the Air
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    Bear in the Air Reviews

  • Heidi-Marie
    Jul 02, 2010

    I'm back and forth on this book. The pictures are enjoyable to look at--such expression and a bit of run-on humor, too. The story is gentle (even with its adventures) and has a happy resolved ending. ...

  • Stacy
    Mar 08, 2014

    This was a cute book about the adventures of almost teddy bear. I thought the rhyming was great. ...

  • Penny
    Aug 30, 2014

    My kids love this story. The pictures are beautiful. The journey of the bear is fun to read....

  • Melissa
    Feb 28, 2017

    That bear probably needs a loooong soak in the washing machine before giving it back to the baby. Just saying....

  • Lesley Dahlseng
    Jul 25, 2014

    This book takes us on a journey of a lost toy when a little stuffed bear bounces from a stroller. This is quite devastating for the toddler to whom it belonged. Though his mother's search for the bear...

  • Gail Cooke
    May 06, 2010

    Every youngster who loves or has loved a toy animal, specifically a teddy bear will relate to this imaginative story with a happy ending. Susan Meyers relates her tale in easy to understand rhyme, beg...

  • Mariamawit Habtamu
    Oct 16, 2012

    This a fun story with rhyming words. Children can follow the story by looking at the pictures. It is about a Bear that got lost and ends up meeting new people in many different places, like in the wat...

  • Elizabeth
    Aug 26, 2010

    Themes: bear, travel, losing something, With a storytelling feel, this picture book would be a good read for older preschool, early elementary with a reading of the book, and then a recounting of the ...

  • Candice
    Jan 07, 2011

    What a sweet rhyming story with lovely pictures! A teddy bear falls out of baby's carriage as baby and Mom go for a seaside stroll, and goes on adventures up in the air and under the sea. The rhyming ...

  • Joanne
    Apr 28, 2010

    Fun-loving text and charming, old-fashioned illustrations will delight young readers who follow the adventures of this little teddy bear who is unlucky enough to bounce out of his baby's arms but luck...