Picture Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson; Illustrated by Jane Chapman
January 6, 2011 in Creative Writing activities, Elementary Educators, Picture Book, Preschool to 1st grade teachers, Reading Skills, Rhyming Words, Sequence Practice, Sequencing, Shared Writing, Wilson Karma, Young Adult Novels Tags: funny picture books, picture book activities, rhyming picture book
A great, fun book for winter to read with preschool and elementary-aged kids
*Picture book, animal fantasy
*Hibernating bear as main character
*Rating: Bear Snores On is one of those clever picture books I wish I would have written. . .
Short, short summary: “In a cave in the woods/ in his deep, dark lair,/ through the long, cold winter/ sleeps a great brown bear.” So, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson starts. This story goes on to tell what Bear’s friends are doing while he sleeps–Mouse starts a fire, Hare pops corn and brews tea, Badger brings honey-nuts, and so on. But the whole time, Bear snores on! When the friends accidentally wake up Bear, he is quite cranky and then becomes quite sad when he realizes the fun that was had without him!
So what do I do with this book?
1. This is a great read aloud book with young children because of the repeatable text. Kids will love to read with parents and teachers. . .Bear snores on.
2. Ask kids to continue the ending of the story! What can the Bear do while his friends sleep?
3. Rhyming words are always fun to pick out when reading a book like this!