ABOUT THE BOOK
Big Bear’s forest friends eye his berries hungrily, but he doesn’t notice as he digs into his delicious snack. When the old oak tree says, “Share, Big Bear, share,” he thinks the tree has said, “Hair, Big Bear, hair!” One comical scene follows another as Big Bear keeps misunderstanding the old oak tree’s message until things finally get sorted out. Whimsical illustrations highlight the humor in this gentle story about the importance of sharing something special with friends.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
WILL HILLENBRAND has written and/or illustrated over 60 books for young readers including Down by the Barn, Mother Goose Picture Puzzles and the Bear and Mole series. He has lived almost all of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park and was recently honored as Author/Illustrator in Residence at Kent State University.
Information about his books, selected readings, art process videos and activity ideas can be viewed at www.willhillenbrand.com. Connect with Will at www.facebook.com/willhillenbrandbooks.
There was so much in this book that I could relate to, as could any parent or teacher who's had to remind a child to share. Big Bear has a great big bucket of berries that he is very much enjoying. But he doesn't notice that all his friends are interested in the berries also. So the oak tree tells him to, "Share, Big Bear, Share". Unfortunately, Bear misunderstands and thinks the tree said "Hair, Big Bear, Hair" so he fixes his hair. This happens several times until the tree loses his patience (something any parent or teacher could relate to after having to repeat him/herself several times) and yells at Bear. There are numerous themes in the book related to sharing, listening, patience, and friendship. The adorable illustrations carry the day but the rhyming text works well too.
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1 print copy of Share, Big Bear, Share, courtesy of Two Lions
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