Robbie dreamt of Uncle Fred’s adventures. Robbie could see so clearly when Uncle and his guide came upon a big grizzly bear scratching his back on a tree. Robbie began to wiggle around in his bed just like the bear. Suddenly the loud rumble of thunder shook his sleep. Robbie fell out of bed, dragging the brown furry bed covers with him. He sleepily got to his feet still draped in the covers. The shells sewn to the cover looked like bear claws in the dim light. He saw himself in the dresser mirror and screamed, “AAAAAAAAAA. I am a bear!”
from the story A Bear in the Guest Room
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About the Book
While facing embarrassing classroom situations, and unusual troubles of all kinds, the boys featured in these stories and verses do their very best.
Michael Shelley Van Fleet is about to introduce his pet cockatiel to his class during show-and-tell, and he is very nervous. But what will he do when his name—and many other words—come out sounding all wrong? When Robbie visits his uncle Fred, the famous hunter talks about all the animals he’s seen. Robbie then falls asleep—and dreams that he’s a bear being hunted! Can he escape? Nathan must go with his dad when he travels for business. It’s Nathan’s first time in a hotel, and it turns out to be more of an adventure than he imagined.
Aimed at young readers, this collection of stories and poems tells tales of boys dealing with and overcoming difficulties and learning lessons along the way.
About the Author
Carolyn Madero graduated from the University of Tulsa, after which her work and marriage took her on a journey through Washington, DC, and several foreign countries. In 2008, while still living in Mexico (and by then a grandmother), she acknowledged an enduring interest in children’s literature and completed the online writing course offered through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She now lives in Connecticut. Boys, Bears, and Bubblegum is her first published book.