Benjamin Bear Says Sorry 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 is always bounding off to have fun with Lofty, Stripe, and Snippy, but one day he accidentally upsets his friends and must learn to say sorry. In this charming story, Benjamin Bear learns how to apologize and put things right again. This series 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.
First Benjamin Bear learned the importance of saying please in Benjamin Bear Says Please then he also learned about saying Thank You in Benjamin Bear Says Thank You and now Benjamin has learned the importance of saying “sorry”. So many times it seems that we mean well and forget the importance of such a little word and what it means. Even though after Benjamin upset his friends, he attempted to leave them alone and have fun elsewhere, what they really wanted was a simple apology. It seems sometimes we have to learn from experience, when Benjamin realized that he would like an apology from someone that upset him, an educational retrospective shows how important words can be.
So many lessons to learn on manners and it seems that Benjamin Bear books are a great place to start.
*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.