Bibliographic Information: Berenstain, Stan, and Jan Berenstain. The Berenstain Bears Learn about Strangers. New York: Random House, 1985. Print.
Brief Annotation: This story is about brother bear and sister bear and their first interactions with strangers; and learning from their parents how to deal with them.
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this: This story can be related to the lives of many different students and they may all have a situation where this happened, which could lead to a discussion about dealing with strangers.
Rating/ Response: 5 – I thought this story did an excellent job of addressing the topic of strangers but not making it too scary.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Who can guess what this book will teach us today?
Reading Strategy: Important Ideas
Rationale for strategy: This story covers a topic that is important to address and can be scary to teach your students, but it provides it in a “kid friendly” way which should make it easier to understand.
Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin