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Big bear hug

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A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree? Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest. The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.
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Level 2.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 450L
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Grouping Title big bear hug
Grouping Author oldland nicholas
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-15 22:47:54PM
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series Life in the wild
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subject_facet Bears -- Juvenile fiction, Hugging -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books for children
title_display Big bear hug
title_full Big Bear Hug, Big bear hug / Nicholas Oldland
title_short Big bear hug
topic_facet Bears, Hugging, Humor (Fiction), Juvenile Fiction, Picture Book Fiction, Picture books for children