you can do it, sam

Summary:

A young bear helps his mother make some treats and deliver them to neighbors and friends. He is nervous about going to his neighbors' doors, but mother bear offers assurances to help him.

Educational Themes:

There are several themes that can be drawn out from this story. You can bring the story to life by making bread (or other gifts) for your neighbors "just because." It is a great way to teach the value and feelings that go with random acts of kindness. You can also draw on little bear's feelings to talk about shyness, fear, and the importance of trying new things.

Reading Level:
2.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read with 4-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a story you will share a couple of times, but your child will grow beyond it.
Little Kid Reaction:

Our daughter liked looking at the pictures. She liked that the bear was allowed to do deliver the packages himself. Even though it was a book she selected at the library, she only wanted to read it one time.

Big Kid Reaction:

This is a cute story.

Pros:

Children can relate to little bear, and learn that sometimes things aren't as scary as we think they are.

Cons:

None.


Title You Can Do It, Sam
Author Amy Hest
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2007
Illustrators Anita Jeram
ISBN 9780763636883
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Animal Characters, Family, Picture Book, Emotions and Feelings, Life Lessons
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