Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Review: Bear Wants More

Bear Wants MoreBear Wants More
By: Karma Wilson
Illustration By: Jane Chapman

"When springtime comes,
in his warm winter den,
a bear wakes up
very hungry and thin.."

Bear finds some roots to eat, but that's not enough. He wants more! With his friends help, he finds some berries, clover and fish to eat, but that's not enough. Bear wants more!

How bear's friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way have indeed enchant the Turknoys. 

We love how some fancy words fit right in the story - waddles, nibbles, scampers by, tromp, shuffles by. Although, only implied from the story, we learned about hibernation during winter and how spring could be our favorite season!  We loved how the bear is friends with mouse, hare, badger, gopher, mole, raven and wren! What a diverse spring gang it is.

And of course, who wouldn't love surprises? In the story, since the bear was really hungry, his friends game prepared food surprises for him and he was so carried away that he ate them all up, he got fat and went to sleep. Now, his friends - want more! Turknoys loved the ending. And then we emphasized the lesson of not being greedy and sharing to friends no matter how hungry we are. (Or else, we will all get fat like the bear.. uh oh!)

The rhythmic text and vibrant and beautiful illustrations make the book a perfect springtime read-aloud to kids!

Keep reading!

PS: Other bear books by Karma Wilson
Bear's Loose Tooth
Bear Feels SickBear Snores on & More Beary Adorable TalesBear Snores OnBear Feels ScaredBear's New Friend 

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