When Bear "feels achy with a stuffed-up nose," his friends come to his rescue with plenty of "TLC." They tend him with a cool cloth, hot broth, and herbal tea, but nothing seems to work. Finally, their lullabies put him to sleep, and he awakens "feeling like new." His friends, however, are now sick, but he assures them, "You took care of me . . . now. I'll take care of you." With the characteristic gentle humor of Wilson and Chapman's earlier "Bear" books, the jaunty rhymed narrative invites children to chime in on the "still feels sick" refrain. The large, appealing autumnal illustrations match the lively tone and make this an excellent choice for fall and flu-season story times. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.
Publishers Weekly Reviews
Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessors, Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman, brings back Bear and company. When Bear comes down with a nasty cold, his friends work hard to make him feel better, though their roles soon reverse. (S&S/McElderry, $16.99 40p ages 3-7 ISBN 9780-689-85985-4; Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.