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The New Bear At School by Carrie Weston
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Sep 22, 2008

did not like it
Read in September, 2008

Franklin the Turtle had a big moose move into the school - this is along those lines but as the mother of very tall boys who were teased, I found it irksome. While a book I recently read, How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by McNamara, made good points about being small - especially with the terrific line "small things can have a lot going on inside them", this story has the teacher continually asking the large bear to try not to be so scary, and the (rather doofy) looking bear inadvertantly saves the day by appearing scary. I would not choose this book to read to a larger or taller child in order to make them feel better about themselves.
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