Extreme Makeovers Aren’t Enough for The Very Cranky Bear

Posted on February 25th, 2009 by Carolyn Hart in Outstanding Picture Books to Enjoy at Home or at School


Storytime Standouts looks at The Very Cranky BearThe Very Cranky Bear written and illustrated by Nick Bland
Picture book about friends and friendship published by Scholastic





What a delight! Four young animal friends decide a dry but dark cave is the perfect place to take shelter from a downpour. They have just settled into a sociable game of cards when a weary, bad-tempered bear chases them out of the cave and into the rain. Three of the pals decide that the bear’s misery must be due to his rather nondescript appearance. When their ill-advised makeover does nothing to improve the bear’s mood, it is left to a plain but thoughtful sheep to make the cantankerous bear comfortable.

Gigglepotz.com Teaching guide for The Very Cranky Bear

The Very Cranky Bear at Amazon.com

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