Written by Britta Teckentrup
This is a favourite of my class. It is a simple story of cleanliness, however there are stronger messages of friendship. The book has some very cute illustrations that children will love.
It is a story of a bear who has no friends because he is so smelly and refuses to have a bath. That changes the day he gets an itch he just can't get rid of it. A bear comes to his rescue, but tells Big Smelly Bear that she wont scratch him until he has a bath. He finally gives in and a friendship grows. Big Smelly Bear does not want to lose his new friend, so he secretly bathes in the pond each day.
- Discuss personal hygeine as part of a personal care/safety unit
- Discuss positive things children can do for their friends
- Learn about bears and their habitat