PPBF: The Bear in the Book

Author: Kate Banks
Illustrator:
 Georg Hallensleben
Publisher: Frances Foster Books, FSG, 2012
Age: 
3-7
Themes: bears, reading, bedtime

Opening: see image below.

Summary: (from my library’s catalog) At the end of the day a little boy falls asleep as his mama reads about a bear hibernating.

I picked this book because: I love the illustrator’s style, and the cover is wonderful! The author and illustrator have collaborated on a number of books and aim to check them all out. All kids have their own favorite books so I believe they will easily relate to the boy in the book as swell as the bear! The telling is rhythmic and gentle and is as pleasing for the adult reader as for a child. Makes you go, “Ahhh.”

Resources/activities: read any other book with a bear in it and compare the energies of the stories, the illustration styles, and note each favorite spread.

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.