Friday, November 23, 2012

PPBF: The New Bear at School

Another library find for Perfect Picture Book Friday:




The New Bear at School
Written by Carrie Weston
Illustrated by Tim Warnes
Scholastic Press, 2007

Suitable for: Ages 4 and up

Theme/Topic: School, New Kid, Bullies, Friendship

Opening: The day that Miss Cluck said there was going to be a new animal in the class, everyone was very excited.

Brief Synopsis: The new kid Boris, a bear, has a difficult time fitting in at his new school. He's different than the other children. His size doesn't help and he scares some of his classmates. When trouble finds the students on their walk home, they discover Boris is just trying to be nice.

Link to Resources: New Kid on the Block lesson. The lesson plans are geared toward older children.  Penny Klostermann shared The Gingerbread Man Loose for PPBF about the first day of school with resources.

Why I chose the book: Tim Warnes illustrations are very lovable. My quick photo doesn't do justice to the expression on Boris' face. It's a sweet book with a powerful message about fitting into new places and with new people. It looks like this book may be called Oh, Boris! in the UK. It also looks like a fifth Boris book will be released in 2013.


To find more Perfect Picture Books, visit Susanna Leonard Hill's Blog.

23 comments:

  1. Excellent choice. And isn't it wonderful all the awesome books to be found at the library!

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  2. Love the title Oh, Boris! for all the trouble that the newest one at school ends up being :) I feel it works better than The New Bear at School. Great pick, Stacy! And Your quick pic gives a good enough feel of what the inside illustrations will be like :)

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    1. I do wonder sometimes why they change the titles in different countries. Maybe different editors or a book with a similar title recently published there.

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  3. Hi, Stacy! Sounds like a great book. Hope you and your family had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  4. Looks great Stacy; would like to know Enzo's reaction too!

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    1. He enjoyed it. It's more text heavy than some of his recent favorites. Of course, he is able to sit still for Dr. Seuss books now.

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  5. I do like Tim Warne's illustrations and would love to read the book for these as well as this sweet message.

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    1. The illustrations are very nice and a great message.

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  6. Another great-sounding book, that sounds right up my alley. Thank you!

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  7. I love the cover of this book. It begs to be opened and read. Like the strong message nd Tim Warne's illustrations. Nice choice.

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  8. Cute book, loved the cover and timeless message. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love the name Boris. The book looks precious! I'm looking forward to locating it and giving it a read!

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  10. A perfect choice for PPBF, Stacy! I will have to add this one to my shelf for reading at the beginning of the school year especially. :) Sorry I missed you at the critique group...but I did get to exchange ms with Sheri and Jeanine.
    Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely...hasn't the weather been unreal?

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  11. Seems like a sweet and helpful book, Stacy. If only I'd had it back in the 3rd grade. ;)

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