Spring 2022

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

A laugh-out-loud book about an inventive, proactive little girl who decides she needs a new friend.

When Suzy’s family moves, she finds that everybody is too busy to play with her. So, taking matters into her own hands, she puts up a “FRIEND WANTED” poster. When a big bear turns up and ticks all her boxes (likes cookies, coloring, and dress-up), he seems perfect—except for one thing, he WON’T WEAR SHOES! But does this matter to Suzy, who absolutely loves shoes?

This is an adorable, heartwarming story about an unusual friendship. The book teaches children to understand and appreciate each other’s differences and that best friends don’t always need to like the same things.

Sharon Davey’s funny, quirky illustrations complement her words, making this a must-have picture book.

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978-1-913639-78-5
$13.49
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV051000, JUV002030
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 10
Lexile 460
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author, Illustrator: Sharon Davey

Sharon Davey is a children's illustrator and author with a past in theater design. If Sharon is not at her desk working, you can find her drinking tea and baking cakes.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

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