Bear Dance

Bear Dance A brawny bear with an ear for the music of nature is captured and caged for the amusement of people but it cannot truly dance until it does so wild and unrestrained

  • Title: Bear Dance
  • Author: Jan Wahl Monique Felix
  • ISBN: 9781568461991
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A brawny bear with an ear for the music of nature is captured and caged for the amusement of people, but it cannot truly dance until it does so wild and unrestrained

    One thought on “Bear Dance”

    1. Aside from the nice pictures, I can't wrap my head around what aspect of this book is considered for children. "Bear Dance" by Jan Wahl tells the tale of a bear who loves to dance but is then captured, forced into a cage, and starved unless he dances when instructed to. Thankfully, the bear escapes in the end! While I do love the message about animal cruelty Wahl was trying to get across, I think the way the book went about it was wrong. I understand these topics are not ones to take lightly, bu [...]

    2. 3.75 starsI think the pictures are great! The story though a little sad a points was interesting and important to tell.I think this is a book with an agenda but the agenda isn't heavy handed.It is so sad when the free bear gets captured and taken to be a performing bear. I believe animals should live free and wild. I like zoos and aquariums and I know those animals don't live in the while, but I hope they are educational and not there to preform. I would also hope they were rescued animals and n [...]

    3. Bear loves to dance. He dances in the woods all the time. One day he is captured and forced into a cage where he is not allowed food until he dances. He ends up escaping from the cruel men that captured him, returning to the wild to finally dance again on his own. This story is a little dark, discussing animal cruelty and is most better suited for upper elementary students to see and discuss.

    4. There was no great message in this other than mankind likes to trap wild animals and exploit them by making them perform and make them miserable. I did not feel good about reading this one to the kiddies.

    5. I picked this up from the library without looking through it. In a nutshell, it's about a bear that is captured, forced to dance for his food and escapes to return home. Too heavy for my 3 1/2 & 1 1/2 year olds to understand.

    6. I found this book very cute but I did not think their was a real message to the story and how kids learn from this book. All I got from the message was bears love to dance but then was forced to dance for food. Its a cute book for children who love animals but I couldn't get the message from it.

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