Monday, August 4, 2008

Maybe A Bear Ate It! by Robie H. Harris

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!Maybe A Bear Ate It! by Robie H. Harris

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Abstract: At bedtime, a young boy who cannot find his favorite book imagines the various creatures that might have taken it from him.

Orchard Books, 2008.

3 comments:

Kris said...

Talk about a topic kids can relate to! (And adults, too, I would guess). Strong points of this book include wonderful repetition and predictability; more difficult, non-repeated words have picture clues to help the reader along. And, of course, a great storyline and humorous illustrations. And, that "wolf suit" looks familiar...

Mary said...

This happened to me JUST LAST NIGHT so it is certainly a topic I can relate to.

I love this book for all the reasons Kris lists. In addition, I think the pictures can be revisited for further examination & discussion. My favorite spread has to be the "Maybe a SHARK swallowed it!"

I wonder if it's being considered for the Mock Caldecott? I love the way the pictures start the story even before the title page.

marra said...

Robie Harris has really rocked my world this year!! I have a hard time choosing this as my most favorite early reader...I want my Geisel loves to have more "meat" to them.