Bear In There – Shel Silverstein

The Henry Brothers are more than a little partial to bears, and bears of all kinds. Be they polar, or brown, hairy or scary. We are big fans of Michael Rosen’s ‘Bear Hunt’ which we often recite and perform and this why we adore this poem by Shel Silverstein. We hope you do to.

Bear In There
There’s a polar bear
In our Frigidaire—
He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He’s nibbling the noodles,
He’s munching the rice,
He’s slurping the soda,
He’s licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he’s in there—
That polary bear
In our Fridgitydaire.

Shel Silverstein


About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to or
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One Response to Bear In There – Shel Silverstein

  1. Mr. G. says:

    it’s funny. I’d love to see you reciting it in one of your presentations, like “bear hunt”.

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