As bear sleeps through the winter, his friends escape the cold by partying in his den. A cute rhyming tale about friendship.
Author: Karma Wilson
Illustrator: Jane Chapman
Length: 40 pages, approx 5-30 words per page
Word Choice: This story has superb rhyme and metre. It also has a nice balance of descriptive words and sounds and repetition which add to the fun of the story. It also introduces words that are unusual in a book for preschoolers, such as ‘dank’ ‘lair’ and ‘wren’. After reading this story my 2 year old became obsessed with creating his own ‘lair’.
Illustrations: Cute and imaginative paintings add life and charm to the animated text.
Read-aloud-ability: This book is well designed for reading aloud. The author has paid attention to rhythmic details that make it enjoyable to read aloud repeatedly.
Additional thoughts: This is a fun bedtime story, but it is also suitable for play time too. You can also find copies of this in a board book version–the text is unchanged.
Kids’ Vote: 5 Stars
Parents’ Vote: 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars