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If Beaver Had a Fever
Contributor(s): Ketteman, Helen, O'Malley, Kevin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0761459510     ISBN-13: 9780761459514
Publisher: Two Lions
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Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: September 2011
Annotation: Little Bear learns that if he becomes sick, Mama Bear will nurse him, and a variety of zoo animals, back to health.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
Sick; Fiction.
Mother and child; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living | Diseases
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Zoos
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2010044928
Lexile Measure: 740
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 8.75" W x 0.75" (1.04 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146675
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
Little Bear asks Mama Bear, "If you were a doctor / in charge of a zoo / what would you do / if Gnu had the flu?" So begins a series of silly questions and answers in rhymed text that is both humorous and reassuring. Mixed-media illustrations star cartoon bears, with scribbly pictures by Little Bear given center stage on the pages.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 September)

K-Gr 3—Momma Bear and her cub enjoy a rhyming conversation about how she'd care for the animals if she were a doctor. "If you were a doctor/in charge of the zoo,/what would you do/if Gnu had the flu?" asks Little Bear. Momma would come to the rescue with cake and the appropriate pills. But what about chimps with limps, deer that can't hear, a meerkat that gets too fat, or weasels with measles? Momma has the proper cure for every one of them. The question inevitably turns to "how would you be/if you were a doctor,/and the sick one were me?" As that would be a special case, Momma's proposed cures are extra nice. Little Bear would get his favorite foods, a round of board games, cuddles and tickles, and the best care of all. O'Malley's illustrations were done with crayons, colored pencils, and colored markers. In the foreground Momma and Little Bear have their playful conversation, while behind them Little Bear's artwork—drawn to mimic crayon drawings by children—act as the backdrop. Overall, an additional story about a mother's enduring love.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA

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