This file includes page toppers to use with bear stickers. See also Sleeping and Waking.

Page Toppers

(use with bear photos or bear stickers)


Grizzly Bear

(Mary Austin)

If you meet a grizzly bear
You must never never ask him
where he is going,
Or what he is doing,
For if you ever ever dare,
You will never meet
another grizzly bear.

Furry Bear

(A.A. Milne)

If I were a bear
And a big bear too,
I shouldn't much care
If it froze or snew;
I wouldn't much mind
If it snowed or friz--
I'd be all fur-lined
With a coat like his!

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear;
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
So Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy.
Was he?

A Baby

A baby is Teddy bears,
powder and pins,
meals at midnight,
giggles and grins.

My Teddy Bear

I have a little teddy bear
He's old as he can be.
Though I squash him when I sleep at night
I think he's fond of me.

His eyes are hanging by a thread
His stuffing's coming out,
But still he sits upon my bed
And never seems to pout.

He comforts me when I am sad
He gives me good advice.
I think my little teddy bear
Is awfully awfully nice.

The Teddy Bear's Picnic

(John W. Bratton and James B. Kennedy)

If you go down in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because,
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Teddy Bears and Little Cars

When you have a baby boy,
you're set for the years
of love and joy.
Teddy bears and little cars,
building blocks and bugs in jars.
A world of things
to see and do--
so many good times

Teddy Bear

Here sits my teddy bear
All tattered and torn
Everybody loves him
Even though he's so worn.
His body is floppy
His hair is a mess
But I love him dearly
And he loves me best.

Going to Bed

This little boy is going to bed.
Down on the pillow he lays his head.
He wraps himself in the covers tight,
And sleeps with his teddy bear all through the night.

Teddy Bear

(Aileen Fisher)

Teddy was under the lilac bush--
when the snow went away we found him there.
And one of his shoebutton eyes was lost
and the shine was gone from his yellow hair.
But Teddy blinked with his last black eye
and said that he really didn't care
(except that his cave was a trifle cold)
as long as we came and found him there.
And he said with a smile on his white yarn mouth
that REAL bears slept in a cave or lair
All through the winter . . . and if they could,
well then, why couldn't a TEDDY bear?

Teddy Bear's Lament

(Tim Price)

Once when you were only two,
I used to sit right next to you,
I'd guard you bravely as you slept,
And comfort you each time you wept.
Bumpity-bump through mud and snow,
I followed everywhere you'd go,
But bruising bumps could not erase,
That silly grin upon my face.
Thumps and hugs and loving deeds
Are all that any Teddy needs.

Then one day you went to play
And left me all alone to stay,
To wait with patience by myself
Collecting dust upon your shelf.
Now I sit here in despair,
A very lonely Teddy Bear.
I hope that, having read my poem,
You'll soon come back to take me home.
'Cause loneliness is just enough,
To break my woolly heart of fluff.

Teddy-Bear Page Idea

Pooh ABCs

(compiled by Denny Davis with input from a message board)

A - Adventure; 100 Acres Wood; Alan Alexander Milne; Ashdown Forest (the actual place where 100 acre woods resides); Alexander Beetle; ate too much
B - Balloon; Blustery Day; Bees; Bouncing; Bumble Bees; bee hive; Bouncing Tigger; Birthday; Bear of very little Brain; (Oh) Bother
C - Christopher Robin; The Chestnuts (Owl's house); Casey (Rabbit's nephew); Cottleston Pie; Clover; Condensed Milk with Honey and Bread (Pooh's snack); "counting is what Tiggers like best"; Harry Colebourne (WWI Canadian soldier who brought "Winnie" to London Zoo)
D - Dandelion; donkey (Eeyore); dreary; drizzle; drop of honey
E - Eeyore; Edward Bear (Pooh's real name); Extract of Malt (Tigger's favorite food); Enchanted forest; expotition; enchanged neighborhood
F - Forest; Friends Forever; Flood; Flutterbies; Fiercer Animals (i.e. Kanga); (Rabbit's) Friends and Relations; flood
G - Garden (rabbit's); Grand Adventure; Gloomy (Eeyore); Gorse Bush; Gopher
H - Honey; Heffalump; Hunny; Haycorns (Piglet's favorite food); hunny pot; Hum de dum de dum (Pooh humming); Henry Pootel; Henry Rush; Hero Party; hip, hip, hooray; Honeycomb (such as Pooh wanted to plant); Hundred Acre Wood; halloo
I - Imagination; invitation (to Christopher Robin's party); "its for me to eat it" (why bees make hunny)
J - Jumping Tigger; jar; Jagulars; jiggly tummy
K - Kanga
L - laughter; little black rain cloud; Loveable Bear; looking glass
M - Mr. Sanders (the name above the tree where Pooh lives); muddy place; (condensed) Milk; Message (in a bottle); Mr Shepard (original illustrator); (A. A.) Milne
N - "Not that it matters" (Eeyore); Nail (that holds Eeyore's Tail); North Pole (Pooh discovered it)
O - Owl; "Oh Bother"; "Oh Pooh Bear"; "Oh, Dear!"; oak tree
P - Pooh; Piglet; Piknicks; Poohsticks; Party; pals
Q - Queen Bee (the one to outsmart to get the honey); Quite; Question; quiet place
R - Roo; Rabbit; Raincloud; Red Balloon; Rumbley in my tumbley . . .
S - Smackeral; six pine trees; stoutness exercises; Silly ol' Bear; Sandy Pit (where Roo Plays); Sanders (he lived under the name of....); Splendiforous; Ernest H. Shepherd (illustrator)
T - Tigger; "tut tut looks like rain"; "Think, think, think"; Tail; Thistley Place; Thistles (Eeeyore favorite food); "Thanks for noticing", Thoughtful Spot; "Time for something sweet!"; "That's what Tiggers do best!"; Top of the Forest (where Christopher Robin lives); Tophers Castle; Trespassers Will; TTFN ("ta ta for now"); timid; Tidley Pom
U - Umbrella; useful; Uncle Robert (relative of Owl); Useful post for putting things in; unbelievably hungry
V - Very Small Animal (Piglet); Very Little Brain; Vegetables from Rabbit's Garden; Violets (which Piglet picked for Eeyore); Very Small Beetle (aka Small)
W - Windy Day; Winnie-the-Pooh; Winnie-ther-Pooh; Woods; Woozle; Wizzles; "What's for breakfast"; Windsday; Wolery; Wol; Wedged Bear in Great Tightness
X - eXercises (for stoutness); eXpotition, x marks the spot
Y - Yummy (honey); "You never can tell with bees"; yuck (when Tigger tastes the hunny); "You shall live with me."
Z - BuZZ; London Zoo (home of the real bear Winnie the Pooh was named after); zigzag

Montana Grizzly Bear Notice

In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the Montana Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field.

We advise outdoorsmen to wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears and to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper.

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Songs about Bears

Bear Trivia: I read that the fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene. I really don't see this as a problem because I have not heard of many koala bears that commit crimes!

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