Friday, October 5, 2012
Everyone knows about the house that Jack built, but this is The Tree That Bear Climbed. What makes this tree so fascinating to bear? Starting with the roots that anchor the tree, this chain of events story in cumulative verse explores many different things that help a tree stand tall. It also lends itself to further discussion with fun repetition and detailed picture clues, stimulating a child’s curiosity. Why does the bear climb the tree and what happens when he arrives at his goal?
The Tree That Bear Climbed is a book similar to the famous Mother Goose nursery rhyme. It has a lot of repetition that allows children to remember the previous lines and build up from it until the ending. With rich illustrations, this book is a good read for younger children. In the "Creative Minds" section in the back of the book, children can learn more about how plants and animals interact, learn about the basic needs of plants, engage in a plant body part matching activity, and find out how to do some plant experiments.
The Tree That Bear Climbed is a Fall 2012 release from Sylvan Dell Publishing.
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