Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner

Waiting is the name of the game for Norris, a very wise bear. The plorringe will fall. He just has to be patient. But what about Tulip and Violet? Can a very wise bear also be a good sharer?

What I thought: I like it. The story has a good moral without being preachy. Bear books are my favorites. I think Norris would be good friends with Bonny Becker's Bear (of Bear and Mouse fame). The illustrations are lovely. The colors are soft and Rayner makes excellent use of white space. My favorite illustrations are the plorringe hitting Norris on the head, Norris sharing, and friends (last page).

Story Time Themes: Bears, Sharing, Forest Animals

(Dial, 2011)

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