Tag: bears

  • Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)

    Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)

    Blueberries For Sal (1948) is a picture book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, also well-known for Make Way For Ducklings. Both stories are thrillers for the preschool set, especially this one. In fact, I’m about to try and convince you that Blueberries For Sal is the inspiration behind Cormac McCarthy’s No Country For Old Men, with blueberries swapped out…

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  • Goldilocks and The Three Bears Fairy Tale Analysis

    Goldilocks and The Three Bears Fairy Tale Analysis

    This month I wrote a post on Teaching Kids How To Structure A Story. Today I continue with a selection of mentor texts to help kids see how it works. Let’s look closely at a classic fairytale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. STORY STRUCTURE OF GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS Here’s the version I’m looking at: Goldilocks, wildflower picker, enters the snug…

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  • We Bare Bears Storytelling

    We Bare Bears Storytelling

    We Bare Bears is a Cartoon Network show for kids which has a very high rating on IMDb. This is a sure sign it also appeals heavily to the users of IMDb, i.e. youngish men. In short, We Bare Bears has achieved a dual audience, and is therefore in the same league as Spongebob Squarepants, Silver Fang, Gravity Falls and…

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  • It’s The Bear! by Jez Alborough Analysis

    It’s The Bear! by Jez Albrough  is one of our daughter’s favourite picture books. She loved it when she was three, and still loves it even though she is now seven. It’s The Bear! is the second of Jez Alborough’s three hugely successful bear books from the 1990s. Published in 1996, It’s The Bear came out two years after the…

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  • Bears In The Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain Analysis

    Bears In The Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain Analysis

    Anyone who has helped an emergent reader with assigned readers knows the difference between an interesting early reader and a ‘slog’. Bears In The Night by the Berenstains is an early reader with a focus on positional words. This book is an example of a successful early reader because the story is engaging and children will want to return to its fun creepiness over and over. This is achieved by:

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  • Bears In Art and Storytelling

    Bears In Art and Storytelling

    Perhaps you know a little person who absolutely love bears. I know one of those.  She loves stories about bears. Fortunately they are in no short supply.

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