Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sleepy Bear Reads a Halloween Story

Hi Book Buddies,

I’ve missed you! I was very busy this summer spending time with my family and I didn’t have my computer so I could blog to you. But, the good news is that I read all summer. And the second good news is that I’m back!


The book I chose to read and blog about is Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. I am a big fan of Nate the Great.





Of course I also have my cup of hot cocoa and goo-gobs of whippy cream in my Halloween cup. Maybe you remember this cup from last year!

I can’t wait to start reading my new book. Look for this book at your bookstore or library then you can read along with me.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sleepy Bear and Tales From the Odyssey

Hi Book Buddies,

I just finished reading Tales From the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne.


I learned a lot about Greek mythology. Do you know what mythology is? Well, if you don’t know, I’ll tell you! Mythology is the study of myths. Myths are legends, fables and folktales.



I’m glad I read this book in the sunny sunshine! It has some scary parts and I would have been very scaredy if I read them at night time.

Summer is almost over. Can you recommend an end-of-summer book for me to read?

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sleepy Bear Goes On An Odyssey

Hi Book Buddies,

I finished reading Book One from Tales From the Odyssey. The first book is called, The One-Eyed Giant. If that sounds scary to you, then you are not alone. I was scaredy the whole time I read the story! It is a good thing I was not reading at night time.

The story is about a character named Odysseus who goes to war to help save a Greek Queen named Helen of Troy. Helen was kidnapped. Odysseus did not want to go to war and leave his family behind, but he had no choice.

This story is also about Greek gods. They are mythical creatures with magical powers. Kathleen, my reading and writing teacher told me that I am very smart to learn about these characters now because then I will have a head start when I get to high school!

Back to the story. Odysseus asked Zeus, the god of the skies, and Poseidon, the god of the sea, to help him with a plan to rescue the Queen. His plan worked and finally Odysseus could go home.

But Odysseus had more dilemmas sailing home. He finally got super close but then his crew on his ship did something not very smart and their ship was blown all the way back to where it started.

Odysseus and his crew were captured by Polyphemus the son of Poseidon. Guess what? Polyphemus is a cyclopes! That is a monster with one eye. Well, Odysseus made Polyphemus mad and the other gods, too.

That is the end of the first book. Remember, this book has three books in one. I have two more to go. The next one is called, The Land of the Dead. That sounds scary again. I will wait until the sun is super bright today before I read.

I really like these stories. I am learning a lot and they are easy for me to read. Kathleen said they are very kid-friendly! I hope you write to me with questions about the Greek gods. You can quiz me on my comprehension skills!

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sleepy Bear Reads The Odyssey – For kids!

Hi Book Buddies,


I have been very busy. My    reading and writing teacher, Kathleen, has hundreds of books for me to choose from. She has a lot of friends!



But I finally chose one to read.
The book I am going to read is called, Tales From the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne. That is the same author who writes the Magic Tree House books!


My book has three books in one! The first one is called, The One-Eyed Giant.


This is the link to Mary Pope Osborne’s website:

I hope you read along with me. It is time for me to make some hot cocoa with goo-gobs of whippy cream so I can start reading my new book

Check back soon.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sleepy Bear Reads More Jazz Cats

Hi Book Buddies,

I never knew cats were so cool! The cats I live with are not as cool as the Jazz Cats. These cats don’t chase rats. They make music and their story rhymes!

Moosey-Moose went to New Orleans on one of his adventures. He went to some of places the Jazz Cats go to play their music.

Jazz Cats #2


Like Preservation Hall,





Jazz Cats #3


and Jackson Square,






Jazz Cats #4


and the French Quarter and Café Du Monde. That is the place where he ate the yummy doughnuts.



I like Jazz Cats. The story is very upbeat. I want to learn how to play the piano or the drums or maybe even the clarinet! I will ask Kathleen to make some beignets, those are the fancy French donuts at Café Du Monde.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sleepy Bear Reads a New Book

Hi Book Buddies,

Today I chose a new book to read.

New Book #1

I really like to listen to jazz music. And I like cats. The book I chose is called, Jazz Cats. It is the best of two things I like! The author is David Davis and the illustrator is Chuck Galey.


Kathleen bought this book for me when she was in New Orleans.

I am going to read my book while I enjoy my hot cocoa with goo-gobs of whippy cream, and chocolate syrup!

Check back soon and I will tell you more about my book.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sleepy Bear Answers His Mail

Hi Book Buddies,

I want to say, “hello!” to my new friend, Lucia. I also want to thank her for reading my blog. Lucia, do you have a recommendation for my next book to read?

You Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear