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Yolen, Jane

A Bear Sat on My Porch Today

(3) PS Illustrated by Rilla Alexander. "A bear sat on my porch today / and wanted to stay, and wanted to stay." A girl tolerates a series of porch invaders (squirrel, skunk, etc.) until a bird capsizes the gathering, and the menagerie must collectively restore order. This is a witty cumulative tale with bold and boisterous illustrations and rhymes so bouncy they might as well be song lyrics.


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