Bear Came Along

  • Title: Bear Came Along
  • Author: Richard T. Morris
  • Illustrator: LeUyen Pham
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication year: 2019
  • Brief Summary: From Little, Brown and Company– “Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn’t know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren’t any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck. These very different animals take off downstream, but they didn’t know they needed one another until thankfully, the river came along.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I think this book could be used to teach children about teamwork, working through our differences and finding a common mission. I think this book would be great for young children.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I thought the layout of this book was interesting, as it helped the pace of this book when reading aloud. Many of the illustrations are broken with text on top and in between. Each “until” in the book is bolded and in a slightly different font which puts more emphasis on the word. I really thought the author and illustrator’s notes in the back of the book, adds to the overall theme and message the book is trying to achieve. Out of many of the animal picture books I’ve read, I think this one (while simple) may be the favorite.

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