by Carmen Oliver (Author), Jean Claude (Illustrator)Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
Release Date: March 1st, 2016
Print (32 pages, CAPSTONE)
All the students in the class are assigned reading buddies. Except for Adelaide. She already has one. A bear! And Adelaide is quite persuasive as she explains to her language arts teacher, Mrs. Fitz-Pea, and the reader, that bears really do make the best reading buddies. They sniff out good books. Their claws are just right for turning pages. And the bear looks rather friendly (and studious) in these crayon-bright, contemporary illustrations, making this picture book perfect for every collection. (Ages: 4-6)
So very cute! (5 stars)
With my youngest child a kindergartner she is quite the avid little reader. I love that her school pairs kids in higher grades with younger reading buddies so I couldn't resist sharing this book with her. Together we devoured it and then devoured it again. The illustrations are so fun we both sat and talked about the pictures even after we had read it.
If you're looking for a short bedtime story to introduce your child to the idea of learning to read, making friends, and attending school I think this is a terrific book. Your preschooler is sure to love it.