A beautifully illustrated picture book about Baby Bear and his wish to travel to the moon. With one or two props, his teddy, some food for the journey and more than a little imagination he whooshes off on his journey meeting a friendly owl on the way. Children will enjoy returning to this book to re read it and talking about the illustrations. All children will need later is a cardboard box and they will be able to imagine they are off to the moon themselves!
Read the book aloud allowing time for children to enjoy looking at the beautiful black and white and colour illustrations.
Read the book again allowing children to join in with words they might remember such as WHOOSH! BUMP! Or ‘Whatever next!’
Tell the story
Encourage children to tell the story in their own words using the illustrations to help them. You might find they include some phrases from the story.
Talk about the story
Share your favourite pages and talk about why you like them. Encourage children to ask any questions they might have about the story. You could add one or two questions as well, for example do children think Baby Bear really went to the moon?
Watch the Story
From Graham Smith