Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Big Help by Daniel Fehr and Benjamin Leroy - OPTIONAL

A Big Help by Daniel Fehr and Benjamin Leroy. PICTURE BOOK. nubeOCHO, 2018. $16. 9788417123215



A very sad Badger recruits Bear to find his lost teddy. Bear is determined to find it and goes up trees and underwater in his search. Badger tags along and has so much fun in the new locations that he forgets all about the reason why they are out exploring. In the end, they never find the teddy, but it doesn’t matter to Badger. Bear may not feel the same. 

This is a book that relies on the partnership between words and pictures to tell the whole story, which I consider a strength of the book. That said, without an adult reader with the student, the point of the book may be entirely missed.  The illustrations are minimalistic and well done and could be used in lessons on friendship and mindset.  

Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher

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