Read My Book
Season 3, Episode 5
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Air date September 10, 1999
Written by Andy Yerkes (and Producer)
Lindsey Aikens (Script Supervisor)
Directed by Richard A. Fernandes (and Produced by)
Dean Gordon (Associate Director)
Richie Wirth (Technical Director)
Tom Guadarrama (Video Operator)
Jim Washburn (Utility)
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Read My Book is the 5th episode of season 3, 95th episode overall.
3x05 - Read My Book Title Card

Plot Edit

Bear is holding his weekly book club. He's excited that the mail has come because he ordered a new book and sure enough, there's a package waiting for him. However, when he opens the package, he finds that the book is called 1001 Ways to Cook Slop. This definitely isn't the book he ordered. A quick phone call to Jeremiah Tortoise reveals the mixup --- Bear must have received Doc Hogg's cookbook by mistake, while Doc Hogg got the book intended for Bear. He says that he'll get the problem taken care of as fast as he can. This leaves Bear with a bit of a dilemma, as he still needs a book to read for his club, but it could take a while for Jeremiah to bring the right book. Bear decides to search the Big Blue House for another book to read. As he goes about his search, he finds that everybody in the Big Blue House has ideas on books that he could read. In the Shadow segment, Shadow tells a story about why books are for everyone when characters can read books for many episodes.

Song Edit

Columbia TriStar and Disney DVD Release Edit

Shadow's Appearance Edit

Guy and Horse on Yellow Rooftop

Downstairs Hallway with the Guy and a Horse Hanging on Yellow Rooftop Portrait


  • The book that Bear finds in the kitchen are titled "The Brothers Bearmazov" and "Jane Bear".
  • Bear mentions that he was a little cub, he read a book called "Buck Antler: Deer in Space". This is a reference to Buck Rogers.
  • Earl makes an appearance in the book "Mousey the Great".

Authorization Names Edit

  • Ursula K. la Bear
  • Alfred Lord Tutterson

Today's Book Edit

  • The book that Bear gets is called "The Big Blue Book of Stories and Rhymes".


Bear's Sense of Smell Edit

New Paper

Credits Edit

Read My Book (Credits)

Outtakes Edit

Read My Book (Outtakes)

Quotes Edit

Transcript Edit

Production Code Edit

322 (season 3, episode 22, 102nd episode overall)

Disney Junior DVD Release Edit

In Other Languages Edit

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