Readers of Wild About Bears by Jeannie Brett (Charlesbridge Publishing) will discover shared traits and behaviors as well as unique characteristics of the polar bear, brown bear, North American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda. Readers will also marvel at the adaptations each has developed to survive in a challenging world.
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WILD ABOUT BEARS: A GAME
For Classrooms, Libraries & Nature Programs
Author/illustrator Jeannie Brett and Curious City (wild about bears both) developed a simple game to compare and contrast the book’s featured bears. With a lovely hand-painted game board and game cards, your readers can explore the concept of adaptation and discover what traits make each bear species different and what traits are the same throughout the Bear Family (Urisdae or Modern Bear).
Additionally…Jeannie Brett has developed a set of Bear Masks for the featured bears and Charlesbridge Publishing has developed an Activity & Discussion Guide for Educators.
Engagement / Programming Tool:
Educators Grades 02-05, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians
Children Grades 02-05
More on the Book:
Wild About Bears
By Jeannie Brett
Illustrated by Jeannie Brett
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58089-418-0
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58089-419-7