Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review of How Back-Back Got His Name, a Lima Bear book

How Back-Back Got His Name is the second book in the Lima Bear series. It's yet another picture book that I shared with my students, who range in age from 3-6. They loved this one, too!

Plumpton, the opossum, wakes up his friends because he is having an EEE-mergency! He was brushing his fur and all of a sudden, his back was gone! Lima Bear and Whistle-Toe, the rabbit, go find Maskamal, the raccoon, to help them find Plumpton's back.

The friends come up with all kinds of ways to try to find Plumpton's back, managing to just get themselves into all kinds of trouble. They have to work together to solve their own EEE-mergencies. They learn the importance of teamwork. A more valuable lesson is that people who appear to be different, often have their own special talents.

I really enjoyed this book. I love the lessons being taught about teamwork and how it is okay to be different. There is also a lesson about it not being okay to hunt and trap animals.

The end of the book has activities for adults to do with children, whether in the classroom or at home. It includes several discussion questions, as well as a fun science lesson and several language arts lessons. Reading this simple children's book for ages 4-8 can easily turn into a thematic unit. Check it out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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