Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On

(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 4 Year visit from April 2008 - April 2009)
As the other animals of the wood stop by to throw a little party to warm up in Bear's cave, the guests notice that their unexpected host will sleep through it all until he suddenly wakes to discover all the festivities around him.

ISBN: 9780689831874
Author: Karma Wilson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Binding: Hardcover
Age Group: 4 years

With some picture books, it is love at first sight. BEAR SNORES ON has great language, fun sounds and fantastic illustrations. What the selection committee loved most, though, was the mounting suspense as each new animal was added to the story. As a reader, you just know that each additional noise is going to wake the bear up. That sweet suspense leads to a perfect surprise ending.

Why not make a BEAR SNORES ON snack time? Pop popcorn with your young reader and make cups of herbal tea just like the characters in the book. Perhaps you could also cut out snowflakes and tape them to your windows to make your kitchen feel like the warm cave in a winter storm. Here are some great ideas for making snowflakes: http://www.daniellesplace.com/HTML/winter_crafts.html On another day, you could make a cave with your young reader. Place chairs in a semi-circle and put a blanket over the top. Your young reader can crawl under the blanket into the makeshift cave. Maybe your reader could bring stuffed animals inside the cave and act out the story. Someone could play the bear snoring as everyone else tries to wake him up!

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