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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (93 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Landry Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781470320508
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Bear dreams of becoming a comedian. His jokes are unbearably funny, and he wants nothing more than to make his friends laugh. But Bear has a problem. He has stage fright. When Emmy, the comic hummingbird, discovers Bear’s jokes, Bear learns that there’s more than one way to achieve your dream.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With humor and subtlety, Landry’s words…impart a smart message about partnership, ingenuity, and pursuing one’s goals.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This little chapter book is a delightful story for young readers to read independently or for adults to read aloud to younger children.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Everyone—Bear, friends and readers—will laugh in the end.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/3/2014

    " Sweet book about a bear who wants to be a comedian but suffers from stage fright and discovers his talent might be as a behind the scenes player. Good parable about differences and talents scattered with a few funny puns in birds and bear jokes. Easy chapter book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donalyn | 12/10/2013

    " A cute story about a funny bear, who suffers from stage fright. Young kids will love Bear's corny jokes and the book has a nice message about making your dreams a reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 10/18/2013

    " Loved it! Quick, simple, FUNNY! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/8/2013

    " Let's hear it for all the great 'behind the scenes' people! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lee | 10/1/2013

    " Maybe you can't be the performer, but you CAN be the writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 9/19/2013

    " This was a really cute easy read. Great story to share with kiddos to show that there is more than one solution to a problem... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Fabiano | 7/23/2013

    " Bear wants to be a stand up comic but he gets nervous in front of a crowd. Will he be able to get up on stage and perform? The silly bear jokes and the sweet woodland creatures make for a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 7/6/2013

    " A cute early chapter book. Young grade school kids will love the pun-filled jokes. Bear's friends cleverly help him with a work-around of his anxiety over telling jokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Komos | 5/11/2013

    " Early chapter book readers will love this one, corny jokes and all! I liked the message of perseverance and how we sometimes need a little help from our friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franki Sibberson | 3/14/2013

    " A great new early chapter book. A fun story with jokes that young children will enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie | 11/11/2012

    " I loved this easy reader beginning chapters. I would use it to discuss goal setting and working together as well as to introduce joke books to 1st and 2nd graders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benji Martin | 6/15/2012

    " Pretty good story. I think it will make a good read a loud. "

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About the Author

Leo Landry is the author and illustrator of Grin and Bear It, Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise, and Space Boy. He lives with his wife and daughter in Easton, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2005 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has appeared onstage in New York and in regional productions, has several episodes of Law & Order in his list of credits, and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. Before becoming an actor, he was a ship’s cook in Maine, a roofer, a painter, and a swim team coach.