It's the Bear!

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Jez Alborough
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2002, Jun. 2001

Synopsis: Eddie warns his mother that the last time he went into the woods he had an encounter with a huge bear, but she does not believe him and decides to have a picnic anyway, but when she leaves him alone to return for her pie, the big bear comes calling again.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a big Bear bookmark.
•  Draw an outline of a picnic basket, and inside, draw or write what else Eddy could have done. What would you have done?

*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!