by Frank Asch

Paper Book, 1984



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New York Scholastic Inc 1990, c1984


When he sees a rainbow for the first time, Bear thinks that the sky is on fire and he is determined to put out the skyfire.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Heather19
This is the same bear, same series, as "Happy Birthday Moon", a book I read and loved as a kid. Until now I wasn't aware it was part of a series.

In this book, bear sees a rainbow and doesn't understand what it is. He is convinced the sky is on fire, so he throws a bucket of water at the rainbow. I
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think it's cute that bear's little bird friend thinks the honey is the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow, while bear still believes he successfully put out the "skyfire". Shows how simple things can be seen so differently by different people. This book has simple but very cute illustrations that really capture the story.
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Bear sees rainbow and thinks sky is on fire.
LibraryThing member jfe16
Bear sees a rainbow in the sky and, never having seen one before, thinks that the sky is on fire. Little Bird tells him that it is a rainbow and that they should look for the pot of gold that’s supposed to be at the end of the rainbow. But Bear is certain that the sky is on fire . . . .

When Bear
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throws a honey pot filled with water at the rainbow, what will happen? And what did Little Bird find in the tree at the end of the rainbow?

Bear’s adventures continue in this clever tale; his delightful response to “sky fire” is sure to captivate young readers [who are likely to know exactly what a rainbow is and that Bear is wrong about the sky being on fire]. Although the story offers no information on rainbows, it can become a perfect gateway for that discussion should the young reader wish to know more about rainbows.

As the rainbow adventure unfolds, the story celebrates the enduring friendship between Bear and Little Bird, something fans of the series are sure to appreciate. This charming tale, with its colorful, appealing illustrations, is a perfect book for parents and young readers to read and enjoy together.

Highly recommended.
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Physical description

21 cm


0590439499 / 9780590439497
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