News from the Elmer Avenue Elementary School library
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.