How to Share with a Bear

How to Share with a Bear The perfect thing to do on a chilly day is to make a blanket cave But of course a comfy cave never stays empty for too longWhat s a boy to do when a bear takes over his cave Try to distract him with

  • Title: How to Share with a Bear
  • Author: Eric Pinder Stephanie Graegin
  • ISBN: 9780374300197
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The perfect thing to do on a chilly day is to make a blanket cave But, of course, a comfy cave never stays empty for too longWhat s a boy to do when a bear takes over his cave Try to distract him with a trail of blueberries Some honey A nice long back scratch How to Share with a Bear is a story about how although it s not always easy, sharing with a sibling can makeThe perfect thing to do on a chilly day is to make a blanket cave But, of course, a comfy cave never stays empty for too longWhat s a boy to do when a bear takes over his cave Try to distract him with a trail of blueberries Some honey A nice long back scratch How to Share with a Bear is a story about how although it s not always easy, sharing with a sibling can make things even fun

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    1. One cold day, Thomas gathered some pillows and blankets and made a warm, cozy caveagescmillan/folio-assThe cave was too dark to read in, so Thomas went to get a flashlight. When he returned, he could hear something bump and thump and move around in the caveMETHING BIG.Thomas peered inside. Two shy brown eyes stared back WAS A BEAR!How is Thomas going to deal with this bear? He tries various things. He makes a trail of blueberries leading away from the cave. The bear follows them and eats them. T [...]

    2. Thomas made a pillow cave on a cold day. But when he went to get a flashlight to read by, he noticed that something big had taken over the cave. Something with two brown eyes looked back at him when he looked inside. It was a bear! To get the bear out of his cave, Thomas laid a trail of blueberries down the stairs and sure enough, the bear followed eating them up. Thomas ran to get books to read in his cave, but he was too late and the bear had already returned. He tricked the bear with a back-s [...]

    3. SO precious. Wish I had it in last week's storytime on Bears, but it is really better for preschoolers than my baby group, but I think the parents would have loved it, and I would have put it out on display to encourage checkouts if we had it on time. I LOVE the creative way this author has a young boy build a fort-like cave out of blankets to make a good reading corner, but then finds it inhabited by a BEAR! He uses all sorts of creative techniques-- blueberries, honey, a bath with toys, etc. t [...]

    4. A true picture book because the illustrations are integral to the story as we see the bear, but don't discover the bear's identify until the end.Even though the illustrations are rather simple, they are fun to look at. Children with younger siblings who are, at times, pests, will enjoy this!

    5. A little unexpected. I thought it would be a book about sharing set in a common, imaginary circumstance where animals and humans are friends. It turned out even better and more relatable, but still simple. What caught my eye were the illustrations. It was obviously the same illustrator as the Water in the Park and You Were the First, both excellent, sentimental books for different reasons.

    6. As many youngsters love to do, Thomas fashions a cave from some blankets and pillows so that he can have some privacy to read. To his dismay, a bear intrudes in his created safe space. Several times he tries to lure the bear away, but each time, the animal beats him to the punch and sneaks back into the cave. Eventually, he decides to share his space with the bear, who turns out to be his little sister. I loved the fact that readers don't see the bear from the front until near the end, which mig [...]

    7. In “How to Share with a Bear” by Eric Pinder, a boy builds the perfect cave to read in, but before he can take up residence, a bear moves in.  The boy tries various tactics to draw out and distract the bear with mixed results.  Eventually the bear is revealed to be a little brother in a bear costume, and the boy realizes that “…bears like one thing even more than fish or blueberries or honey.  They like their big brothers.” I liked the way the story promotes resilience, problem sol [...]

    8. The perfect thing to do on a chilly day is to make a blanket cave. But, of course, a comfy cave never stays empty for too longWhat's a boy to do when a bear takes over his cave? Try to distract him with a trail of blueberries? Some honey? A nice long back scratch?How to Share with a Bear is a story about how although it's not always easy, sharing with a sibling can make things even more fun!NotesEric Pinder is the author of If All the Animals Came Inside and Cat in the Clouds . He lives in rural [...]

    9. When Thomas builds a cave for himself in the house and it is quickly taken over by a bear! All he wants to do is hide in his cave and read his book. He tries many things to get the bear out of the cave - leaving a trail of berries, tempting him with honey and toys in water - each of these things works, but not for long. Finally though Thomas is able to get into the cave without the bear and begins to read. The bear comes back and is sad because he cannot get into the small cave. Thomas feels bad [...]

    10. "One cold day, Thomas gathered some pillows and blankets and made a warm, cozy cave."Thomas is going to read in his cave with a flashlight, but when he returns there's something big in the cave. A Bear! He tries everything to keep the bear out of his cave: blueberries (Sniff. Snort. Snuff.), sticks to scratch with (Scritch. Scrooch. Scratch.), fish (Splish. Splash. Splink.) but every time he lures the bear away, it returns. What's a guy to do?Sweet story about the admiration of a little brother [...]

    11. Thomas has built himself a pillow fort and is ready to kick back with his favorite books when lo and behold he finds a bear in there. Now this is not just any bear, this one is very special but Thomas didn't make the fort for two so he decides to lure the bear out so he can read. He tries all kinds of treats but the bear seems determined to share this special spot with his older brother. Will Thomas share his fort, will it be big enough or can they make a fort for two. Very sweet and includes di [...]

    12. "PLOT TWIST!" Readers are presented with Thomas, a crafty boy who loves to read and builds a cave to enjoy his books. But bears love caves and as soon as Thomas builds his cave a bear appears and invades Thomas's space. The boy uses all his knowledge on bears to try and shoo it away and finally settle in for a good story but the bear always comes back. Entertaining story with an unexpected ending that celebrates the love of stories and sharing them.

    13. I love this story for its subtlety and warmth toward its subject. Why is there a bear in his house? And how does he know so much about them? It's so adorable how the boy makes a cushion cave, just like my kids would, like so many kids. Great book w a super cute reveal toward the end that melts your heart.

    14. a little long so definitely preschoolers but I think it wills till work. I can practically hear them giggling and commenting. A boy builds a cave but a bear keeps sneaking into it. The boy tries distracting the bear with food and other things but would a bear really be in the house? Great lesson in sharing.

    15. I enjoyed the illustrations, and the beginning of the book, but I thought the ending was a bit too preachy. Maybe I really enjoy the Oliver Jeffers or Laura Numeroff type humor, of strange interactions with animals and not a bear turning into your sibling. So I was really getting my hopes up but the ending was a bit of a let down

    16. Such a cute and imaginative story. I can even overlook the abrupt transitions because I love the outcome and the way this story made my five year old giggle! The illustrations are luscious--very well done. This book has already made it into the permanent rotation in our bedtime story routine.

    17. Love this adorable book! A boy builds a cave (instructions included) and comes back to find a bear inside! Craziness and criss-crossing paths lead readers in wild attempts to remove the bear and keep it out.

    18. I liked how the author didn't tell you that the bear was just the boy's little brother. I also liked how the boy was trying to get the bear away from him because he did funny things. I also liked how afterwards the boy understood that the bear wanted to be with him and also wanted to read a book.

    19. Spoiler Alert - At the end there's a "How to build a Cave" tutorial - but, there's NO "make sure you get your mom's permission first" warning! Been there - done that - suffered the consequences for not getting Mom's ok FIRST.

    20. This is a sweet sibling story with a slight twist. My five-year-old loved it and I appreciate that it avoided the whole older sibling in hate with the younger trend.

    21. I love the idea of reading this to parents when they visit the library! A cute example of how reading can be cozier in a cave and more fund with a furry friend.

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