Connect Your Summer Experiences

I read Wild About Bears, by Jeannie Brett. And it's true. I AM wild about bears. The book is true, too. It's nonfiction. I think I still prefer Something About a Bear, though. That Jackie Morris really knows how to paint a bear. But both of these picture books have just a little information on all eight of the bear species out there today.

Thorndyke did this on July 18, 2016 to earn the Animal Lover: Super Bookworm badge.
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I read Lion & Tiger & Bear: Tag! You're It! It was about a small group of friends (including an exuberant bear) who play tag. But Lion is trying to paint and wants to be left alone. Sometimes I feel like Lion, but even he came around in the end and was willing to play.

Thorndyke did this on July 15, 2016 to earn the Game On: Super Bookworm badge.
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I watched Disneynature's Bears, and wow, it blew me away! As a domesticated bear myself, I learned many new things about the wild Grizzlies in Alaska. My favorite part showed how they took video of the bears. (Helicopters and scuba gear, and very knowledgeable bear guides.) Very cool. 

Thorndyke did this on July 1, 2016 to earn the Great Outdoors: E-lectrified badge.
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Read Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest. If you like bears in the great outdoors, this book is for you. I recommend checking it out just to see the photograph of the running bear (not something you see every day). I would love to take a trip up to British Columbia to see these distant relatives.

Thorndyke did this on June 29, 2016 to earn the Great Outdoors: Super Bookworm badge.
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I played Animal BINGO. And I'm one proud bear. I found a bear-y title for just about every category. Some of my favorite finds (these won't give you a BINGO, but I really like these titles):

A book about a dog

A book about a horse

A movie featuring a talking animal

A book with a cat as a major character

A book with an insect in its title

A movie featuring imaginary creatures

Bear Hugs!

Thorndyke did this on June 28, 2016 to earn the Animal Lover: On the Scene badge.
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I read The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-Jo Wargin. It made me very sad to read about the Mama Bear and her cubs, although it is nice to think of them all together as Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou Islands. Here is a picture from the story that shows the Mama Bear waiting. 

Thorndyke did this on June 20, 2016 to earn the My Mitten: Super Bookworm badge.
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I watched Brother Hugo and the Bear on Hoopla. There's a picture book version available, too. I liked the narrator on the eVideo, and laughed a lot at the bear who ate Brother Hugo's library book. Brother Hugo was a valiant and conscientious library user, but he was no match for that bear! 

Thorndyke did this on June 11, 2016 to earn the Chow Down: E-lectrified badge.
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I read Finding Winnie, by Lindsay Mattick. It's about one of my favorite bears, Winnie-the-Pooh, but not the stories set in the Hundred Acre Wood. This book tells about the real-life inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh. I liked that the real bear, whose name was Winnipeg, was very friendly. But I liked even more that the man who found her always tried to do his best to keep her safe and happy.

Thorndyke did this on June 11, 2016 to earn the Explore History: Super Bookworm badge.
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