Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Title: Bear Says Thanks
Author: Karma Wilson
Illustrator: Jane Chapman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK (2012)
ISBN: 9780857079022
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson is about the gratitude Bear feels for his friends. This picture book promotes relationship skills, empathy, and compassion.

As Bear sits lonely and bored in his cave he thinks about inviting his friends over but his cupboards are empty. While considering what to do next his friends drop by with food. Mouse brings a huckleberry pie, followed by Hare with muffins, Badger has freshly caught fish and the birds provide nuts, fruit and herbs. Embarrassed, Bear admits he has no food to offer, but his friends want nothing more than his company.

Series: Bear Snores on (1); BearWants More (2); Bear Stays Up for Christmas (3); Bear’s New Friend (4); Bear Feels Sick (5); Bear Feels Scared (6); Bear’s Loose Tooth (7); Bear Says Thanks (8)

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Karma Wilson Website: Teacher Resources for Karma Wilson’s books
Little Bins for Little Hands: Bear Says Thanks Sensory Bin activitiy
Simply Learning Kids: Bear Says Thanks Literature Unit
Mindfulness Exercises for Children: Gratitude for Happiness and Health
Karma Wilson Official Website
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