Book Talk Tuesday: Christmas Read Aloud

Brrr... it is frosty out today!  How is your weather?  I'm sure there are many of you with snow so I won't complain. Ha-Ha  Today I'm here for Book Talk Tuesday which is a linky hosted by the awesome Deanna Jump.  Now I'm not sure if this linky is still going or if it's on holiday break because I haven't seen a book talk post in a few weeks, but I know I love finding out about books from all of you so I thought I'd continue sharing anyway.

My book for today is Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood.

When I was little one of my absolute favorite stories was The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear so when I saw this holiday sequel my heart literally jumped for joy!  Seriously, it was like I was a kid in a candy shop.  Now I think I'm late to the party as this book has been around for sometime, but I am so excited that I stumbled upon it.

It's Christmas and little mouse is ready to enjoy the holiday with lots of gifts when he is informed that big, hungry bear loves presents.  Alarmed he begins to secure his gifts in hopes of keeping them safe. As he finishes locking everything up he is sad to learn that big, hungry bear never gets any presents.  With a change of heart and brave spirit, little mouse decides to go to the cold, dark cave and share his gifts with the big, hungry bear.  So, what happens when little mouse arrives?  Does the big, hungry bear gobble him up or is little mouse in for a pleasant surprise?  I guess you'll just have to read this story to find out!

This stories simple wording and brightly painted pictures make it the perfect little read aloud for the season.  What are some of your favorite holiday read alouds?


  1. Thanks so much for this post, Kelly. I somehow missed that there was a sequel to Hungry Bear, too. I have fond memories of buying the original as a brand new teacher and reading it to my own kids. I love the Woods. See you around. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. Well I'm glad that I shared then! Thanks so much for stopping by Kathleen. :)

  2. Well I am behind too, I have not seen this book either. Looks fantastic! Another for my wish list...lol. Thanks for sharing.

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