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Big Bear, Small Mouse
Author: Karma Wilson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Year Distributed: 2021 - 2022
Availability: Current Books
Themes/Topics: Animals, Opposites
Join Bear and Mouse as they spot all the opposites in their little glen. Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman team up again to bring the youngest Bear fans a delightful concept book that begs to be read out loud.
Age Group 24 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Pretending to read books
- Finishing sentences in their favorite books
- Scribbling on paper
- Knowing names of books and identifying them by the picture on the cover
- Turning pages right to left
- Making connections between pictures and real life, like noticing their own shoes when they see a picture of shoes.
A whole lot of learning goes into how your toddler is interacting with books now! You’ve been reading to them for two years and now they know how to hold the book so their stuffed animals can see the pictures when your toddler “reads” to them. Your child may even be pointing out interesting things on the page and asking questions just like you do when you read to them. They likely have a favorite book that they want you to read, and that they may even pretend to read to you. This may not seem important as they’re “just pretending” but they’re doing all the things a skilled reader does without actually reading the text. This pretending is an important part of becoming a reader. When they “read” to you, it’s your turn to say, “Again! Again!” and know that you’re building a reader!
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Fun exploration of opposites
A great introduction to bear and his friends that beautifully illustrates opposites and is fun to read!