Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Discover this delightful tale about sharing and giving thanks at this time of year. Big-hearted bear wants to prepare a feast to share with his friends but finds his cupboard is bare. One by one his friends stop by with a tasty treat from huckleberry pie to warm honey nuts. Bear says “Thanks,” but soon gets frustrated at his inability to reciprocate. “You are so nice to share. But me, I have nothing. My cupboards are bare!” His clever friends remind him that they don’t need any more treats but his special offering can be his stories to share! This sweet fable is perfect for a bedtime story or classroom read-aloud to spark a discussion of how each child is special and what are your gifts?

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