Bear and Bird

Bear and Bird

James Skofield (author), Jennifer Thermes (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537308

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Description

One spring evening an old bear finds a young bird, still learning to fly, has fallen to the ground. When the bear lifts the bird to safety, a friendship begins. Bear and Bird soon become constant companions, spending their days together, searching out berries and watching out for one another. They are only separated during the winter months when Bear hibernates and Bird flies south. As the years pass, their friendship grows stronger. Then one spring day, when Bird returns from his winter trip, Bear is not there to greet him. Days and then weeks pass and still no Bear. When Bird finally learns why his dear friend is absent, memories of their time together bring comfort and acceptance. In this tale of an unlikely but loving friendship, the cycle of life, including its joys and its sorrows, is gently explored.

Reading Level
Lexile
390L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
M
ATOS
2.7
DRA
24
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Friendship Nature Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Type
Fiction
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