Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Big Smelly Bear

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.

Teaching Points
  • 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

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