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Eat Like a Bear

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Can you eat like a bear?

A sleepy bear awakes in spring and goes to find food. But what is there to eat in April? In May? Follow along and eat like a bear throughout the year: fish from a stream, ants from a tree, and delicious huckleberries from a bush. Fill up your belly and prepare for the long winter ahead, when you'll snuggle into your warm den and snore like a bear on
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published September 10th 2013)
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Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was only okay. A lot of times it confused my students.
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I loved the illustrations in this book! It was a very informative book, but come on. Eat the squirrel? That is just wrong.
...a ground squirrel.
Grab and crunch
a meaty lunch.

And then to add insult to injury he eats the squirrel's pinecone stash! Now I know bears have to eat and that is the premise of this book, but come on I ask you. Why the squirrel?
sign me,
Squirrel Lover

This is really a very nice book.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-50-stars
2.5 Stars I don't know what to say about this book. The Choppy poetry was hard to read aloud (as I was reading it for some kids who waiting for their mom age 11 and 6. They were capture by the pretty pictures but the words didn't flow. They did latch on to the "but Where?" repetition. It is a good book about a bear from spring to winter hibernation, but not all the wonderful! The pictures were nice...and could be used for a non-fiction lesson for older elementary school kids...but not an all ti ...more
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Bears eat a lot but also have to do a lot of work to find their food. Kids follow a bear's life in a year through what the bear eats in each season.


This book is good for younger readers because of the amount of repetition in the words and the pattern of the sentences. There is some larger vocabulary but they provide excellent teaching opportunities. Some domain specific vocabulary includes ospreys, thrashes, bashes, gather, hollow, and gnaw. Additionally, the pictures are uniqu
Nonfiction poetry! A great read aloud, a good model for poetry units, too.

There are some gorgeous poetry books on the natural world for kids these days. Sayre’s text is simpler and more approachable than Joyce Sidman’s books; more complex than Helen Frost’s. Jenkins’ illustrations are perfect as always.
Sydney Martindale
This is the first April Pulley Sayre book I’ve read without her photographs for the illustrations. I liked how it really helped me to focus on her text instead of looking at her pictures. I also like how she included what a bear eats for each month, not just a list of foods to eat throughout the entire year. There was also very extensive back matter again which I like.
Follow a grizzly bear as it wakes up in April and begins to find food. Each pages is a different month which means a different type of food to find and eat. The end pages include more in depth info on bears. A great non-fiction picture book for sharing.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
The book brings the reader through a quick year in the life of a bear. I did not like it. Neither the content nor the pictures.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s, animals
2.5 stars. I love the illustration style, as it reminds me of Eric Carle, but the writing is not exactly engaging.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cool illustrations, good information, nice repetition.
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April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud nonfiction books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. She is best known for pioneering literary ways to immerse young readers in natural events via creative storytelling and unusual persp ...more
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