Benjamin Bear Says Please by Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Steve Smallman
Genre: Children’s Board Book
Pages: 24 Board Book 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Ages: 1 to 3
Date Published: February 2010
Publisher: Lion Hudson, Candle Books, a division of Kregel Publications
Benjamin Bear races off with his friends to have fun in the snow, building a snowman and sledding. But Benjamin keeps forgetting to say please! This series of books teaches important social skills in a friendly and interesting way kids can personally relate to. The appeal of the story and artwork will make these books favorites for reading and rereading.
Benjamin Bear is such a cute character! This adventurous snow day with Benjamin Bear is a great lesson on the importance of learning to say “please”. I think this is a great one for all children to learn that when you’re polite, things can be more pleasant and warm and fuzzy.
*Thanks to Leslie Paladino for providing a copy for review.*
About the Authors:
Claire Freedman lives on the Essex coast. She is the author of a number of children’s books, and has also written for Little Tiger Press. When not writing, Claire spends her time sailing, walking in the countryside, and, when she can, traveling.
Steve Smallman has been illustrating children’s book for over twenty-five years and has worked on several books for Candle, including Noah’s Fantastic Boat. Steve lives in Staffordshire with his wife and four children.