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YUM, YUM, YUMMY

Author: Martin Waddell

Illustrator: John Bendell-Brunello

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Publisher: Candlewick Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Three bear cubs go to collect honey for their mom. On their way home, a bully bear frightens them and takes the honey. When they tell their mother about him, she helps them get rid of the bully bear. This is a story for toddlers and preschoolers.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 1.7

Age of Child: Read with children ages 1 and 4.

Young Reader Reaction: Our 4-year-old picked out this story. She liked it and thought it was great that the mother was able to help them get rid of the bully bear. She asked why the bully bear was being mean, which opened up a good discussion.

Adult Reader Reaction: This was a good book. For a short, easy read, it had a good story and helped us have good bully discussions.

Pros: This is a quick read with great lessons for young kids.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a book you'll read a couple of times. As your child gets older you will want more sophisticated books about dealing with bullies.

If You Liked This Book, Try: LITTLE RUTH REDDINGFORD AND THE WOLF   PRISCILLA McDOODLENUT DOODLEMcMAE ASKS, WHY?   THE TEENY TINY GHOST AND THE MONSTER

Educational Themes: You can use this book to talk about lots of issues. In addition to bullies, it can also help you reach toddlers and preschoolers with the message that they can come to parents about anything ... no matter who is bothering them.

Notes: New hardcover editions are not available. The book is available in paperback.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, family, life lessons

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2008

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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