Bear likes jam / Ciara Gavin.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In their blended family, Mama Duck worries when Bear eats too much jam, but when the ducklings play a game with their vegetables, Bear starts to eat the strange green things on his plate.
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    • ABNT:
      GAVIN, C. Bear likes jam. First edition. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. ISBN 9780399551796. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gavin C. Bear Likes Jam. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2017. Accessed September 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gavin, C. (2017). Bear likes jam (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gavin, Ciara. 2017. Bear Likes Jam. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Harvard:
      Gavin, C. (2017) Bear likes jam. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gavin, C 2017, Bear likes jam, First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gavin, Ciara. Bear Likes Jam. First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gavin, Ciara. Bear Likes Jam. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gavin C. Bear likes jam [Internet]. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 December #1

In this third venture featuring Bear and his adopted duck family (Room for Bear, 2015; Bear Is Not Tired, 2016), Bear discovers jam and devours so much that he won't eat anything else. To balance Bear's diet, Mama Duck replaces the jam with "strange green things." Bear refuses to eat them, convinced he will become seriously ill without jam. The ducks entice Bear into eating his vegetables with tricky games, after which he enjoys a jar (or two) of jam. The oversize pages feature softly colored illustrations of the characters, who are accompanied by only a few accouterments and surrounded by ample white space. This focus on body language amplifies the drama inherent in a mealtime standoff. The sharp contrast of the large brown bear and the diminutive white ducks, coupled with Bear's depiction as a good-natured, oversize teddy bear, provides the levity to balance the book's message. Parents might empathize with the dinnertime battles, while younger readers will find a humorous vignette about Bear and his supportive duck family. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

The Duck family (Room for Bear) weans Bear off his growing dependency on jam by making vegetable-eating fun. And now he's allowed the occasional jar of jam, too--as long as he shares. The book gets its healthy message across with a very light touch; the unassuming pencil and watercolor illustrations are a perfect match, exuding humor, emotion, and personality. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.