I love Mr. Hillenbrand's illustrations so when I saw this book displayed at our library, I checked it out (even though my boys are well past the toddler stage!).
Big Bear gathers a huge bucket of blueberries and is about to indulge in their sweetness when the old oak tree reminds him to share. Each time, however, Big Bear misunderstands what he says. Big Bear finally hears the old oak tree correctly and willingly shares his blueberries with his forest friends.
Teaching reading idea- The book contains a lot of "r-controlled vowel" words. Have reader go on a scavenger hunt for them and see how many he/she can find.
Rhyming text and repetitive lines will make this book attractive to toddlers and preschoolers.
-Borrowed from the library.