please do feed the bears

August 19, 2010

We checked out some good books this past week and I wanted to share one with you:

Please Do Feed the Bears
Please Do Feed the Bears  by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

A little bear is going to the beach with his family. He wants to take along his stuffed bears, but his parents tell him there is no room and IF they did bring them, they'd have to leave something behind.

Little bear decides to empty the cooler and fill it with his stuffed bears instead of lunch. Of course, this makes for a bad situation once they arrive at the beach and have no lunch.

The family decides to go for one last swim before heading home early, but little bear takes matters into his own hands.

He sets out his bears, places an empty plate in front of each, and writes, "Please Do Feed the Bears" on the boardwalk. As people walk by, they fill the plates with food. When his family returns, they discover a feast waiting for them. 

Juliet loved the story and I liked how it showed a child solving a problem in a very clever way on his own. 

Do you know of any stories that feature good problems-solving skills like this one?

Linking to Feed Me Books Friday @ Little Sprouts Books


Caroline Starr Rose said...

I love Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's books, though I've only read her mid-grade. I don't even think I knew she wrote picture books.

Mandy said...

looks cute! i just requested it from the library!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

So cute! I love the problem-solving in here! Reminds me a little of the book "The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's." Showcases a little boy's idea of what's important to pack. Hope you'll link up at Feed Me Books Friday! Little Sprout Books: Big Fun, Little Guy

Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants said...

Ooo, thanks for the fun printables. And, how fun about your daughter's dance lessons.

Just wanted to stop by and let you know I tried you your Blueberry Paint idea, it worked out wonderfully. I even wrote about about it/you. Go check it out!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday!

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