Grin and Bear It.pdf
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. Told in seven short chapters.
"Everyone—Bear, friends and readers—will laugh in the end."
"Kids will appreciate the funny scenarios that reflect their own language mix-ups as well as the warm camaraderie among the animal friends."
--School Library Journal
"A honey of a book."
--The Horn Book Magazine
Leo Landry is the author/illustrator of several books for children, including Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise!, and Space Boy. Leo is also the illustrator of Friends and Pals and Brother, Too. He lives in North Easton, Massachusetts.
1. A Dream
2. A Plan
6. A New Friend
7. A New Dream
Bear had a dream. His dream was to make his friends laugh. He wanted to tell his jokes on Woodland Stage on a Saturday night. He imagined what his friends would say. "You’re so funny, Bear," Fawn would call.
"Great jokes!" Chuck would shout.
"Who knew our friend Bear was such a
comedian?" Bandit would ask. Bear had a problem, though. Whenever he spoke in front of a crowd, he got nervous. His knees knocked. His paws paused. His fur froze. He stuttered and could barely speak.