Bear Says Thanks

Bibliographic Information: Wilson, Karma, and Jane Chapman. Bear Says Thanks. New York: Scholastic, 2013. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book is about a bear who is bored one day so he decides to have a big feast with friends but he doesn’t have any food.  All of his friends bring food but he still doesn’t have anything.  His friends show him that it is alright because they stick together and help each other out.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy beautiful illustrations and stories about being thankful.

Rating/Response: 3 – This book holds a great message about being thankful for things that we may not have realized we are thankful for.  It has beautiful illustrations but when reading this book, we must remember to remind our students that this is not a true story and it is definitely not the story of Thanksgiving.  It is just a fun book to read around Thanksgiving.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What are you thankful for?

Reading Strategy: Important Ideas

Rationale for Strategy: It is important to remind students that we are all thankful for something but sometimes it is hard to remember what we may be thankful for.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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