BEAR AND CHICKEN is celebrating its book birthday this month! It is about a bear who finds a chicken frozen in the snow, and brings it home to try to defrost it. As Chicken wakes up, she fears that Bear is actually prepping to eat him. It is a friendship tale that teaches kids things are not always as they seem, while learning a thing or two about making soup with a friend.
The simple compositions will show well in a group setting for storytime. The character designs are simple enough to empower kids to draw their very own Bear. Through a free downloadable how-to draw Bear worksheet, kids can get step by step instructions on how to create Bear through simple shapes.
Follow it up with a bear mask craft, where readers can draw in their own funny ingredients for Bear’s soup. The free activity kit can be found at http://www.chickengirldesign.com/bearandchicken
Enjoy a bowl of warm soup after reading BEAR AND CHICKEN. Bear’s vegetable soup recipe is included in the book and easy to make. A big pot of Bear’s soup can warm the tummies of the whole classroom or at home.
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Jannie Ho is a children’s book illustrator and writer who loves to create stories in anthropomorphic animal worlds. She worked as a graphic designer and art director at many fun places such as Nickelodeon and Scholastic before illustrating full time. Her artwork appears in books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. Jannie’s debut picture book as author/illustrator, BEAR AND CHICKEN, is out this month from Running Press Kids/Perseus Books. www.JannieHo.com