Benjamin Bear Says Please
Candle Books (2010)
Reviewed by Max Aures (age 3 ½) and Mom for Reader Views (03/10)
“Benjamin Bear Says Please” is a small board book which follows a very energetic Benjamin Bear as he plays outside with friends in the snow. He forgets to say please on many occasions but after awhile he learns.
Max: “The bear had fun playing out in the snow! I like to play out in the snow too. I liked when he made a snowman. We do that too. They went super fast down the hill on their sled! I liked when he said please, that is what you are supposed to say. My favorite picture was when they ate doughnuts and had hot chocolate.”
“Benjamin Bear Says Please” by Claire Freedman is a great book to teach young children the importance of saying please. As the author is English there were a few unfamiliar words in the book for both my son and I, most notably the usage of the word “sledge” instead of “sled.” However, I think that this adds to the charm of the book and also provides a lesson in cultural differences for young children.
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