Friday, December 4, 2009

Picture Book of the Week: The Three Snow Bears

Jan Brett is our Author/Illustrator of the month in December.  Not only do I love her illustrations and the way that she supports schools and libraries, but I also want to highlight some authors who are not old white men.  Since her birthday is in December, she seemed like a perfect fit.

We recently got one of her new titles, The Three Snow Bears.  This is a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with some differences, of course.  It takes place in northern Canada,  Goldilocks is an Inuit, and the bears are polar bears.  I have been doing a great lesson with first grade, comparing and contrasting this to Jan Brett's version of Goldilocks.  This would be a great story to support a lesson discussing arctic life.

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