Kids often want to know more about the natural world, so this easy-to-read nonfiction book about a mother bear and her two cubs is a great way to satisfy their curiosity. Using limited vocabulary, the story by Joyce Milton follows the mother and cubs through the seasons. It also presents simple facts about different types of bears, from black bears to polar bears. Softly realistic artwork by award-winning artist Christopher Santoro brings readers into the world of bears. A gentle introduction to non-fiction books, as well as a wonderful look at these appealing animals, this book is perfect for bedtime reading—especially if a child can snuggle with his own Teddy bear!
Tie-in Activity: B is for Bear. Try this B-sound game. Place a stuffed bear in an open area and ask your child to surround it with objects that begin with the letter B. Help him look for books, blankets, baseball caps, backpacks, and other similar items.