Maybe a Bear Ate It by Robie H. Harris

maybe a bear ate itSchema: reading in bed before going to sleep, falling asleep while reading, losing a book

Text-to-Self Connections: getting snuggley in bed with a book and stuffed animals, think about where you look at your house when you have lost a library book.

Inference: Have students infer what the words would be on the first few wordless pages.

Mental Images: The cat in the story imagines each one of his stuffed animals are real and that each one could have taken his book.  Imagine your own stuffed toys if they were real.  When you imagine a bear eating your book, do you ever imagine it using a fork?  This illustration is a great one to take time to laugh your head off then make a connection with book care and pets.

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