Meet clever, resourceful, and kind Thomas
By Angie Quantrell @AngieQuantrell
How to Share with a Bear
By Eric Pinder
Pictures by Stephanie Graegin
(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015)
How to Share with a Bear is an adorable book!
One day, Thomas made a cozy cave with cushions, pillows, and blankets. It was so warm and comfy! Thomas ran to get the flashlight so he could see to read in his cave and when he got back, someone with bright shiny eyes was in his cave.
It was a bear!
Throughout the rest of the story, Thomas strategized to lure the bear out of the cave and get himself back in the cave before the bear returned.
Thomas was very inventive in his bear-removal-plans and used his bear background information to plan tricky attempts to reclaim his cave.
At last, Thomas succeeded. The bear began to cry, as there was no room for both of them in the cave.
Thomas, ever kind and resourceful, enlarged the cave and invited the bear in to read – together.
How to Share with a Bear is delightful! I love the two characters and how Thomas solves his problem. A surprise ending will thrill young readers.
Make a Cave
1. Read How to Share with a Bear.
2. Follow the directions at the end of the book to make your own cave (pillows, blankets, cushions).
3. Gather your favorite books and a flashlight.
4. Be kind like Thomas and invite a bear (or your brother, sister, or friend) to join you in the cave.
Sharing is so much fun!