"Ira Sleeps Over," by Bernard Waber, a creative writing assignment

"Ira Sleeps Over," by Bernard Waber, a creative writing assignment
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"Ira Sleeps Over" by Bernard Waber is an excellent children's book that many teens will remember from their childhood. It is a funny and sweet story about going for his very first sleep over at his best friend's house. Dear sweet Ira is euphoric about the upcoming sleep over until his older sister asks Ira if he will be taking his teddy bear with him for the sleepover. Ira has never, ever slept without his teddy bear. His sister goes on about how Reggie (the best friend) will laugh at Ira for having to sleep with a teddy bear. Ira has an ENORMOUS decision to make...take the teddy bear....don't take the teddy bear. I love the simplicity of the story but also found it transcends all ages because it begs the question WHO AND WHAT INFLUENCES our decisions? It looks at the enormous struggles most encounter when making decisions, and the older we get the tougher the decisions to be made. But this is where it all starts, in childhood over a teddy bear, but it is the beginning of peer influence which last the rest of our lives. Teens love this story being read to them again and can appreciate it on a mature level. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of SALES, FREEBIES and new items posted). Thank You!!
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