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Little Polar Bear

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Hans de Beer
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2000

Synopsis: While hunting with his father, a young polar bear drifts out to sea and ends up in a jungle where a friendly hippopotamus helps him return home.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Write a letter from Lars to his Dad describing what he was doing while he was gone, and illustrate it.
•  What's another way Lars could have gotten home? Draw a picture, or make a small book with a different route.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!