Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scare a Bear

How would you scare a bear?

Wargin, Kathy-Jo.
Scare a Bear.
June 2010.
Sleeping Bear Press.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

A bear has shown up at camp and nothing this family does really scares that bear away! Banging pots and pans, rattling cans - nope, doesn't work! Yell, ring a bell? Still doesn't work. There are some very creative methods to scare away the bear, but this bear just isn't scared! After being given dinner and even put to bed, the family decides something else must be done to scare the bear and call in the ranger. However, the ranger's only suggestion to get the bear away from camp is to scare him!

This book is wonderfully hilarious! Children will absolutely love the silliness and challenge being faced! Of course, when they find out the real trick to scaring the bear away, they'll likely roll around on the floor laughing - it's just too simple! This is a great summertime read, especially for a rainy day, when coupled with the activity suggested below!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Play "Scare the Bear." Deem one person the "bear." Everyone else has the job of scaring the bear away. Of course, it's up to the bear to really decide how he's going to be scared away! But the fun lies in seeing what ways your children can come up with to attempt to scare the bear! Whoever is lucky enough to scare the bear away gets next dibs at being the bear!

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