Growing Up Grizzly; The True Story Of Baylee And Her Cubs


Emmett seemed to be lost. He spent his days in this remote cove in Alaska, mostly looking lonely. He needed friends. Then one day, he happened upon Baylee (a momma grizzly) and her three new cubs. Emmett decided to join their family, and after some initial protests, Baylee decided to let him stay. Two winters passed, and Emmett stayed with Baylee and her cubs. Would he ever venture out on his own?

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is an animal story everyone can enjoy. If you are an adoptive family with a child who was adopted a little bit older, this could be a particularly sweet tale for you.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

Our child listened intently to the book and was captivated by the pictures. We read this one several times before s/he was ready to move on to something else.

Parent Reaction

The story is good, but the photography is incredible. There is a good balance between text and photos ... plenty for the kids to look at and time enough for you to finish reading before they want the page turned. It's nice to know there are still quiet, beautiful places on earth.

Type of Book:
This is a photographic journey that follows the life of Baylee, her three cubs and their adopted bear.
Educational Themes:

The photography is so vivid that you can use the book to teach kids about bears and bear habitat. It's also useful as a story about natural selection.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a nice story (with a happy ending) that kids of all ages can enjoy. Middle readers will love the fact that there are pictures to go along with "all that reading" they have to do.

Title Growing Up Grizzly: The True Story of Baylee and Her Cubs
Author Douglas H Chadwick
Publisher FalconGuides © 2007
Illustrators Amy Shapira
ISBN 9780762741496
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Animal (Nonfiction)
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