Please, Mind the Bear
Please, Mind the Bear

Please, Mind the Bear

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Please, Mind the Bear is a book about respecting boundaries other's set for themselves and others. Bear is an introvert who prefers to be alone. He is very clear about what he doesn't want. So clear in fact, that he has a sign outside his house stating his rules. Rabbit doesn't like rules and doesn't respect boundaries. Rabbit continues to push - even after Bear asks Rabbit politely to stop many times.

What happens when someone has stated clearly what they want and need, asks repeatedly to be heard, but is ignored? There are consequences for our actions. Sometimes they can be a steep price to pay as Rabbit learns. Mind the Bear is as much for adults as for our youngest readers. When we respect what others are saying they want - and don't want - we all feel safer in our own skin.

I will do my best to personalize books, but due to order volume, I might just be able to sign your book with a note. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Tara Fleming-Hager
Book for teaching everyone

This is a great book to teach anyone the difference between leaving people alone and pushing the button. Please please mind the bear is for everyone no matter what age.

Amber L
MNS once again with the book we didn’t know we needed

I love this book so much. Toddlers have no idea of personal space and I think that’s just one small area in life that this book can help us talk about. I love how Michelle writes her books and adds content at the end for parents about education. She takes such complex topics and puts them in such a simple concept that it makes broaching these topics so much easier.

We all know kids don’t listen very well so it’s helpful to explain that mommy got mad because she had tried to explain calmly and then when no one minded her it hurt her feelings. Simple and complex all at once. Thank you Michelle for knowing once again to create the exact content we didn’t know we were missing in our lives!

*Chefs kiss*

All about boundaries

This is one of my son's favorite books. He is an introvert and does not like people coming in his space. He related to bear so much. He is all about his boundaries as well.

Timothy Mason
Mind the bear

Fantastic, I’ve begun referencing this one daily. Very helpful and entertaining.

Cat Nunnery

This book covers two important topics: respecting others' boundaries, and validating introverts' desire for solitary time. I really appreciate it for those two lessons, especially as a parent of an introvert. What I wasn't expecting was the violent ending -- it's not stated directly, but it's insinuated that the bear eats the rabbit as punishment, and my kids (2.5 and 4.5) did immediately pick up on the fact that the rabbit's scarf stays in the bear's house after the rabbit disappears. Honestly I wish it ended differently to avoid the scare tactic.