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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karma Wilson Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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Christmas is coming! But Bear is sleeping, and his friends don't want him to snooze through the whole holiday season. So they wake him up and give him lots to do. Bear wraps presents, bakes treats, and decorates as much as he can. And the fun is just starting, because a special visitor just might make this the best Christmas yet.

New York Times best-selling author Karma Wilson's Bear books enchant listeners with their loveable characters and timeless lessons. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Brandes | 2/17/2014

    " We (me and an almost-four-year old) love all the bear books. Very sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/16/2014

    " One of our Christmas favorites to read at Christmas and about the gift of love and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Van Ness | 2/8/2014

    " A nicely illustrated children's book with easy rhyming prose. Great bed time read, especially if you read 8 a night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/7/2014

    " I love Bear and all his friends!!! I've read these books hundreds of times and always try to incorporate them into story time at the book store where I work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 1/31/2014

    " I know these books have been around for a while, but we just discovered them and love them. Luke likes repeating "Bear stays up" and I love the illustrations and flow of the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 1/26/2014

    " Cute story about a big bear who should be hibernating but wants to stay up with his friends at Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Rowland | 1/23/2014

    " This book is very cute. It is a good rhyming book. For expression, the author not only used exclamation mark but capitolized the words. The author not only does that for it's craft of writing, but she also uses repitition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 1/19/2014

    " Even as an adult I LOVE these books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelin | 1/17/2014

    " It is always nice to see a book about caring and sharing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MaRia | 1/14/2014

    " A lovely story) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Rivera | 1/6/2014

    " Just like Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More before, this fun Christmas story features our good friend Bear and his animal friends. Another fun-filled adventure that our family loves to read! (I had to put it away with the Christmas decorations so it didn't get picked repeatedly throughout the year) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 1/3/2014

    " Use as part of hibernation unit prior to Christmas "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 12/26/2013

    " 12/1/12 - when we found this book I was so excited! I didn't know other Bear stories existed! When I saw it, I had to get it. Reading it at home was great - it may be even cuter than Bear Snores On (our original Bear story). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Carter | 12/16/2013

    " Bears friends keep him awake so he can enjoy Christmas and when his friends fall asleep he continues to stay awake so he can make Christmas special for his friends. But of course, he finally falls asleep wrapped in a present from his friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2013

    " Once again, Bears friends step up and help Bear stay awake so he can enjoy his first Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Hastings | 12/5/2013

    " For fans of "The Bear Snores On", this time bear stays up to prepare for Christmas Day while his friends sleep. Okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Nicol | 12/1/2013

    " Perfect for kiddos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 7/25/2013

    " Such a sweet concept. I love the cozy Christmas books like this one. Makes you want to sit by a fireplace with a scarf, book, and beanie hat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 6/7/2013

    " This poetic narrative of a bear staing up for Christmas is simple and fun. The whole series is that way, not heavy on facts of nature, but still pretty well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 EA | 4/29/2013

    " Visually beautiful, rhythmic prose- you can read it every night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 4/24/2013

    " Our girls really like this one. Once again, Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman have come through with a fun story about Bear and his friends. With a rhyming narrative, this story with a Christmas theme is fun to read aloud. And the pictures are charming - we love Bear's expressions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 4/22/2013

    " Great illustrations, and plot to get young kids into the Christmas spirit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandybear76 | 12/26/2012

    " I love Bear!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 11/15/2012

    " I would like to give this book 4 and half stars. I'm not a huge fan of books that rhyme. This is the 1st book that I enjoyed . The illustration are wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelci Cox-Griswold | 11/6/2012

    " Bears friends want him to stay awake for Christmas. He stays up all night wrapping presents and making goodies even after his friends fall asleep. This is a great book. You could read this to a class for Christmas or to talk about bears hibernating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 10/6/2012

    " The pictures in the Bear books are adorable. In this book Bear's friends wake him up for Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Thompson | 8/20/2012

    " my son loves this and all the other "bear" books. We read them every night before bead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Tolbert | 5/29/2012

    " Sometimes I feel a lot like the bear-- working do hard to make things festive, even when I'm very sleepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 4/3/2012

    " Awwwww, I love the Bear books, and I REALLY love this one. And I am SO excited for Christmas this year, I feel like a kid. Can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Cobb | 3/10/2012

    " Bear always sleeps through Christms, but this year his good friends among the forrest animals help him stay awake. Beautiful illustrations and simple text emphasizing friendship and joy make this a great read-aloud for ages 2-5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olson Family Matters | 3/1/2012

    " Cute story - but didn't really capture Madelyn this year (Olivia and Dora Christmas books were her favorite). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jayden | 10/15/2011

    " The book is okay, and I'm in second grade.It's fun to read once and a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 5/19/2011

    " Such a sweet concept. I love the cozy Christmas books like this one. Makes you want to sit by a fireplace with a scarf, book, and beanie hat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sadie | 4/26/2011

    " A fun christmas book where the animal friends try to help Bear stay awake for Christmas. Again, love the prose and the pictures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janderson | 4/8/2011

    " A great story about giving and friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelin | 12/4/2010

    " It is always nice to see a book about caring and sharing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/9/2010

    " Just a great little book. The artistry is delightful and the best little story about a bear trying to stay awake for Christmas day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 10/10/2010

    " Typical Bear. . . story. I don't really appreciate the redundant rhyming style of this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 6/20/2010

    " Excellent Christmas story for kids, I read it every year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/2/2010

    " Once again, Bears friends step up and help Bear stay awake so he can enjoy his first Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/30/2010

    " Bears friends keep him awake so he can enjoy Christmas and when his friends fall asleep he continues to stay awake so he can make Christmas special for his friends. But of course, he finally falls asleep wrapped in a present from his friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie (Readerbuzz) | 12/29/2009

    " Bear, with the help of his friends, tries to stay up for Christmas. Best part: the illustrations. Ages 2-8. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 12/18/2009

    " I know these books have been around for a while, but we just discovered them and love them. Luke likes repeating "Bear stays up" and I love the illustrations and flow of the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/18/2009

    " I love everything Karma Wilson does. Another great one for the Christmas holidays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 12/9/2009

    " We love these! Every kids book should have such a catchy rhyme pattern.

    1/11/10: And today we just read the new one: Bear Feels Scared. Also great! (Others in the series: Bear Snores On, Bear's New Friend, Bear Feels Sick...) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 10/1/2009

    " my son loves this and all the other "bear" books. We read them every night before bead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 8/30/2009

    " One of our Christmas favorites to read at Christmas and about the gift of love and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/15/2009

    " This book is great to teach about Christmas and hibernation of animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/29/2009

    " A Christmas tradition at our house. "

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About the Author
Author Karma Wilson

Karma Wilson’s books include the international bestseller Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She is an amateur photographer and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family where they live in Fortine, Montana.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.