If You Were a Panda Bear by Wendell and Florence Minor
What the Grizzly Knows by David Elliott; Ills. by Max Grafe
Thank You Bear by Greg Foley
What a beautiful and informative book If You Were a Panda Bear is! It's one of those great books that includes more facts about the subject in the back of the book for curious minds, as well as websites where kids can go to learn more if they're so inclined.
What the Grizzly Knows is a wonderful journey into the imagination of a little boy.It's definitely a page-turner, especially for slightly older kids.
Thank You Bear was voted in for today's read. If you haven't read Greg Foley's Bear and Mouse books, you're in for a sweet surprise :) Always gentle, "deceptively simple," he captures the innocence of youngsters in the most heartwarming way.
Here's a counting rhyme for bear lovers:
Five Little Polar Bears
5 Five little polar bears, playing near the shore
One tumbled in, then there were four!
4 Four little polar bears swimming in the sea,
One chased a seal, then there were three!
3 Three little polar bears in the sea so blue
One snagged an iceberg, then there were two.
2 Two little polar bears under the artic sun
One went to take a nap and that left one.
1 One little polar bear swimming all alone
He heard his mama call so he went home!
Bye, polar bears!
Please see Toddler Storytime: Bears, Bears, Bears for more
books, songs and fingerplays about bears!
The last Family Storytime for this semester is on December 12th. We'll have a special storytime with some puppets, snacks and crafts, AND we'll celebrate the beginning of our Winter Reading Challenge! Come on in and find out what's happening this winter at TCPL!
See you next time!