A Kiss for Little Bear (Little Bear #5)
How the kiss is passed from Grand-mother, to Hen, to Cat, to Little Skunk, to a pretty girl skunk, and back to Little Skunk, and how eventually it comes again to Hen and finally to Little Bear will...more
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“This picture makes me happy”, said Little Bear.
“Hello, Hen. This picture is for Grandmother. Will you take it to her, Hen?”
“Yes I will”, said Hen.
Grandmother was happy. “This kiss is for Little Bear”, she said.
“Will you take it to him, Hen?”
“I will be glad to,” said Hen.
Then Hen saw her friend Frog. She stopped to chat.
“Hello, Frog. I have a kiss for Little Bear. It is from his grandmother. Will you take it to him, Frog?”
“Sure” said Frog
Here’s the kiss, said Hen.
Frog hopped off...more
The author employed a strong sense of community in the book. Every character felt obliged to partake in delivering the kiss. I think this boo...more
Little Bear paints a picture and sends it with Hen to give to his grandmother. Grandmother enjoys it so much that she gives Hen a kiss to take to Little Bear. The kiss goes from Hen to Frog to Cat to Skunk. The kiss goes back and forth between two skunks several tim...more
The chain of events results in many of Little Bear's friends interact...more
A Kiss For Little Bear is a story about giving back to others. The book begins with Little Bear creating a painting for his grandmother and his friend Hen goes to deliver it for him. His grandmother is so happy with it and asks Hen to give Little Bear a kiss for her. On Hen’s way back to see Little Bear, she ends up passing on the kiss to Frog to give to Little Bear. Frog then passes the kiss on to Cat, and the friends keep passing kisses on until it finally reaches Little Bear. The chain of eve...more
We both really liked this little story and I loved the fact that 90% of the words are words Julia already knows how to read and spell.
Enough people have gone over the description of the book so I won't venture there. I will say it's a great book for younger kids learning to read - there are a lot of easy words like 'it', 'is', 'am'...more
Little Bear paints a picture for Grandmother. The hen takes the picture of a wild thing to Grandmother, who gives the hen a kiss to take to Little Bear.
Then the kiss is passsed from hen to frog to cat to skunk. As the kissing goes back and forth from skunk to skunk, Little Bear is pictured peeking over a fence, at the end of the fence, and at the other end of the fence.
Finally the hen takes the kiss and delivers it to Little Bear.
The book ends...more
I like the humor in this book and the simplicity. The story also has a happy ending. This story is a great one to be reenacted by children.
Reading Level: Early
Topics & Themes: Animals of the forest.
Curricular Use: Read aloud or shared reading.
Literary Elements: Personification. Circular plot: picture travels from Little Bear to Grandmother, kiss travels back to Little Bear from Grandmother.
Text & Pictures: Interaction. Illustrations only make use of black, white, and green.
Else Minarik was also the author of another well-known book, No Fighting, No Biting!
She was born in Denmark, and with her family immigrated to the United States...more