Bears Beware (Zigzag Kids)

Bears Beware (Zigzag Kids)

Patricia Reilly Giff

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 0375859136

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Mitchell really doesn't want to go camping with the other kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center. Sleeping in the woods with creepy crawly things, coyotes, and bears? Yikes! But his best friend Habib is going, and it's Mitchell's birthday that weekend. He's just got to find a way to be brave, and scare the bears away!
As the fifth book in the Zigzag Kids series—which also includes Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, and Star TimeBears Beware continues to delight readers with award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff's quirky, lovable group of kids, capturing all the excitement and surprises of new friends and after-school fun.

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nod. Angel was staring. “Are you going to be a baby?” Mitchell put on a Gary Bopper face. “I’m almost as old as you are.” Up ahead was the Zelda A. Zigzag School. Mom gave them both a bunch of kisses. Mitchell kept his head down. He didn’t want the whole Afternoon Center to see. He clumped his bag across the school yard. He clumped carefully. His bag was old. The zipper was a little broken. His mother had put red tape all over the outside. “It’ll be easy to spot,” she’d said. Afternoon

give me a great partner.” Mitchell had a warm feeling in his chest. Mrs. Farelli thought he was great! Then he thought of Habib and Charlie. They’d have Bugs Be Gone all over them. They’d be eating chicken and cupcakes. Mitchell looked around. Were he and Owen lost? Already? He could just about see a corner of the Critter Cabin. Owen leaned closer. He still had oatmeal on his chin. There was a blob on his ear. How did he eat, anyway? “Guess what the prizes are,” Owen said. Mitchell

around. There was no place to hide here, either. Run, then. The guy on TV had tried to run, too. He’d tripped and fallen off a cliff. He’d almost broken his arm off. Something zoomed past Mitchell. A bear? Don’t be scared, Mitchell told himself. “Bears beware,” he whispered. He began to run. He dashed around bushes. He waded through plants. It was a good thing there weren’t any cliffs. There was the animal! Right in front of him. It was small, and it was round and fat. The animal

sound. It’s almost like whistling.” Angel took a step back. “Whistling?” “It must be huge,” Owen said. Mitchell tried to think. What could it be? Did bears whistle? No. “That’s why I didn’t come with you,” Owen said. “I wanted to stick close to the fire.” The car pulled up to the field. Was that his mother’s car? Was that his dog, Maggie? Habib and Charlie were getting out of the backseat. “Hide your eyes,” Angel said. “You’re not supposed to look.” Mitchell closed his eyes. He could

said, too. He tried another whistle. There was a huge splash. “Oh, no!” Angel yelled. “Here comes a snapper.” Mitchell leaned forward. The turtle hadn’t moved. It was Trevor. He had fallen into the pond. Mitchell watched Mr. Oakley pull him out. Mitchell sat back. He had just realized something. He liked campouts. Lots of surprises. And no bears. PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and

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