It's hard for me to leave a visitor center empty-handed. Okay, it's near impossible when books are involved, which is usually the case at most nature or national park visitor centers. We went to the National Bison Range on Monday and they have some books in their visitor center. I can almost always find something useful for school in these places. However, this time it was a picture book that caught my eye.
How Do Bears Sleep? is written and illustrated by E.J. Bird and was published in 1990 by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing. It's written in rhyme and gives suggestions of what a bear might be doing in his den in the winter. Does he twist? Does he turn? Does he dream? It has a second grade reading level and is geared towards the 5-10 age group. What hooked me into buying this book were the illustrations. If you click on the link above, it takes you to Amazon where you can see some of the artwork, which is a little different than the cover. This is a great read-aloud book, not only because of the clever rhymes, but because it gives children so much to imagine. Does he curl up in a ball? Does he scratch his behind?
As I said, I found my copy at the visitor center of the National Bison Range. It was only $6.95, which is a huge plus for me. I love picture books, but sometimes I have a hard time dishing out $20+ for them, so this was a real bargain. If you can't find it at your local bookseller or library, it's available through Amazon on the link above. It's definitely worth checking out!
That is a book my kids would enjoy! They think hibernation is a fascinating topic.ReplyDelete
I have some young readers that love to receive books, so I keep a list of those for all occasions. This one is now on it. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I can see why you were hooked by the illustrations. The cover alone hooked me.ReplyDelete
Looks like a good one Rena! :)ReplyDelete
It looks cute.ReplyDelete
I love going to visitor centers too.ReplyDelete
Plus, thanks for the poetry help
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Thanks for stopping by The Homeschool Desk to comment:) I see you're a book lover, and an author! That is awesome! Don't hesitate to contact me for a children's book review. They are my favorite. Homeschooling for 12 yrs..you must have alot of experience to share. I'm glad you liked the resource I shared yesterday. Stop in again soon! Thanks:)ReplyDelete
I'm always on the lookout for books for my granddaughters. This looks like a fun one.ReplyDelete
This book is right up my son's corner! We'll have to get to the library soon for this..ReplyDelete