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Summary: A friendly bear wakes from his nap and is hungry. The story describes how each of his forest friends find food for themselves and share it with the bear. A cute ending shows that sharing is fun. Although this is fiction, young readers/listeners will learn bear habits.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 4 to 8
Reading Level: 2.2
Age of Child: Read with 4-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child picked out this book. She liked the book, thought the ending was funny, and enjoyed hearing how the different animals found their own food. This was a book we read several times.
Adult Reader Reaction: I loved the book. It has great pictures and the story was easy to follow. I wasn’t surprised she would like it because she kept smiling and laughing throughout the story.
Pros: This is a sweet story about animals and friendship.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a great book to read over and over. You can also just enjoy looking at the pictures with your child and discussing animals. This is a book I would buy for a friend with more then one child. It is worth the money.