Bear is featured in another delightful story of love and friendship. This is a perfect story to read to your class around Thanksgiving (or any other time you are focusing on friendship). This is a great story for your elementary classroom or school library.
From School Library Journal:
Wilson does it again in this new installment about Bear and his forest friends. This time Bear is bored and wants to throw a party. When he discovers that he has nothing in his cupboards with which to whip up a feast, he becomes despondent. But his trusty pals come to the rescue, all offering up something for the festivities. Bear is thankful for their generosity but still feels sad that he has nothing to make. Once again, his friends help him understand how much he is loved by telling him that his stories are the most valuable contribution to the party. The illustrations are as detailed as ever, and children will want to reach out and hug Bear because he is so fluffy and welcoming. The rhymes are pleasing to the ear and move the story along. This is a great choice to share in storytime when discussing gratitude, sharing, or thanks.
I have created 10 Literature Extension Activities for this Book. Activities Include:
Making Connections – Pre-Reading
Let’s Take a Picture Walk
Planning for a Friendship Feast
Making Connections – Text to Self
Making Connections – Text to Text
Cover Art (Design a New Cover)
Design Bookmarks for Bear and a Friend
Simple Book Review