Saturday, April 05, 2008

Don't wake up the bear!

I love bear picture books. I have quite a collection of bear books to read for story times. The newest one that I've found is, Don't Wake Up the Bear! by Marjorie Dennis Murray and Patricia Wittmann. In the beginning, there is a bear asleep in his cave. Along comes a cold hare (that's rabbit for those of you who don't know what a hare is). The hare thinks that it will be alright to snuggle with the bear in his warm cave. And it is alright as long as she's quiet. Then a badger appears and we hold our breath until he settles down. As the story unfolds it is a test of how quiet they can be for each animal that comes into the cave. Can they can add themselves to the whole group without waking up the bear? You will have to read the book to find out. In the grand tradition of bear books this one joins my collection of books Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman and The Mitten adapted by Jan Brett.

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