Friday, November 24, 2023

Picture Book Friday

BEAR SAYS THANKSanother delightful Bear Book from the wonderfully talented Karma Wilson (author) and Jane Chapman (illustrator) is my share for today.

All alone in his cave on a windy day, good-hearted Bear is bored!!! Until…his woodland friends arrive one-by-one with tasty treats. Mouse brings pie. Rabbit has muffins. With each addition, Bear says, “Thanks.” Soon the cave is full of friends and delicious foods to share.

But Bear is sad. His cupboard is bare and he has nothing to contribute. That’s when his friends remind him that the gathering isn’t just about the food. It’s about their friendship and the delightful stories Bear can tell.

Wilson’s talent for storytelling through the use of rhyme is perfectly on display. The word choice and rhythm make the narrative a comfortable read-aloud experience and keep the storyline moving along.

Chapman’s charming illustrations fill each page with warmth and movement. Fun details provide interesting talking points.

For ages 2-5.

Recommended for home and library shelves. 

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