Teddy Bear

Summary:

The book begins with the familiar nursery rhyme "Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around." Then builds into the story of a teddy bear waiting on the shelf for his wish to come true: a child to play with and hug him.


Pros:

Colorful, patchwork illustrations engage young readers in this new version of a traditional nursery rhyme.

Cons:

None.


Parent Reaction

When I opened the book, I expected this to be *just* the nursery rhyme. So I was tickled when a story began to unfold. The text is simply presented and done in such a way that this could be an easy reader when kids are starting to learn to read. The illustrations are wonderful and remind me of Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day.

Type of Book:
This is a bilingual picture book where one half is in English and the other in Chinese. It comes with a CD, too.
Educational Themes:

This is a story to be shared just for the fun of reading together. That said, there are several points in the story where you can ask about how the boy or teddy bear feel, as there is a range of emotions [curious, sad, worried, happy, loved, et al.]

Reading Level:
2.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This would be a lovely gift paired with a teddy bear. For families who have adopted a baby from China, this could be an especially nice gift.

Title Teddy Bear
Author Mike Lockett
Publisher Heritage Schoolhouse Press © 2010
Illustrators Lulu Yang
ISBN 9866483398
Material Hard Cover
Cost $19.95
Genres Bilingual, Animal Character, Rhyme, Family - Grandparents, Fairy Tale, Foreign Language
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