Cub's Big WorldReader Engagement Project:

The Book
In the the picture book Cub’s Big World, a polar bear cub gets separated from her mother.  (Don’t worry, Mom is really nearby all the time.) Cub runs, pounces, and leaps after other animals, thinking each is her mom.

“The suspense is toddler-perfect…”  —The Horn Book Magazine

Cub’s Big World is a big must-have.” —School Library Journal

The Story Hour Kit
The activity in this kit allows children to become Cub and look for four animals while mimicking the movement of each.  Upon finding each animal, children get to collect a cutout of the animal.  Those animals will be taped to straws for home play and storytelling puppets.  The kit includes:

  • Story Hour Poster
  • Activity Posters for Kinetic Imaginative Play
  • Cutout Animals illustrated by Joe Cepeda for Home Puppet Play

Tools for Engagement:
Download Cub’s Big World Story Hour Kit (PDF)

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Best Users:
Public Children’s Librarians, Families & Play Groups, School Librarians, Grades Pre-K-1, Bookstores

Best Audience: Children Grades PreK-1

Based on the Book:
Cub’s Big World
By Sarah L. Thomson
Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Published by Harcourt Children’s Books
ISBN-13: 9780544057395
Hardcover, $12.99
Age range: 2-6 Years

Find a copy of the book:
Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Local Library


Illustration © Joe Cepeda

Illustration © Joe Cepeda


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