Bears Don't Wear Shoes
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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Category||SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||New Frontier Publishing|
|Imprint||New Frontier Publishing|
|Number of Pages||32|
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.
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Bears Don't Wear Shoes
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 “ View available downloads →
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