Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sleepy Bear Reads More Dinotrain

Hi Book Buddies,

I have been sick. My nose is stuffied up and I have a cough. This is no fun! Good thing I have my books to keep me company.

Day 2 #1


I’m back to find out more about the dinotrain dinosaurs.They have to help the train up a hill.




Day 2 #2


They make it up the hill but then something very scary happens! The train goes down the other side of the hill – SUPER FAST!!



Day 2 #3


Uh Oh! Looks like the dinosaurs are going swimming. There was a big “KERSPLASH”!




I won’t tell you how this story ends. I hope you can read this book at home, too. But, if you really want to know, write to me and I will write back to you on my blog.

Time for me to take a nap. I hope you join me next week when I start another new book.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sleepy Bear Reads All Aboard the Dinotrain!

Hi Book Buddies,

This week I’m reading, All Aboard the Dinotrain, by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine. I



I chose this book because Moosey-Moose told me about his visit to the dinosaur exhibit in Washington, DC. I also chose this book because I like trains.




I bet you are wondering where my other Reading Buddy is? Well, Tsavo is not feeling well. She wants to sleep. That means I get to drink my hot cocoa with goo-gobs of whippy cream! Chocolate is very dangerous for doggies to eat so I have to keep my hot cocoa away from her. Kathleen also made a scone for me to nibble on. YUM!!!




Deb Lund autographed her book for me. Thank you, Deb! Kathleen and I follow our dinodreams every day! One day, Kathleen hopes to have one of her books published, too.





Page 1


I like the way the author made the words rhyme. That is not easy to do and make it sound good, too. Hey, I think I made a rhyme!



These dinosaurs look friendly. The ones Moosey-Moose saw looked ferocious! I will have to share this book with Moosey-Moose when he gets home.




WOW! This is super exciting! The dinosaurs are working extra hard. They have to keep the fire burning to make steam to make the train go.







The dinotrain is ready to leave! I wonder what kind of adventure they will have? I have to remember to tell Moosey-Moose about this book. He likes to go on adventures, too.




I hope you are enjoying this book as much as I am. Maybe Tsavo will feel better on Friday when I finish reading what happens to the dinotrain. Write to me on my blog to tell me your favorite parts.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sleepy Bear Reads More Don’t Lick the Dog

HI Book Buddies,

Tsavo and I are back to read more, Don’t Lick the Dog, by Wendy Wahman.


Page #6

Today we we learn how to tell a doggy that we have had enough puppy kisses. Sometimes Tsavo likes to give me lots and lots of puppy kisses. I know she is trying to tell me how much she loves me. But sometimes, too many is sloppy.


Then my fur gets sticky and then Kathleen has to help me comb out the knots.


Page #7

Something else digs like to do is jump up to greet you. The doggy is just being friendly but if you are small like me, the doggy might knock you down. That is not safe. Be sure to turn your back to the doggy so he knows he needs to be on his best behavior to greet you.


If a doggy starts to grumble, it means they have had enough hugging and playing from their person. That is when it is a good idea to leave the doggy alone. Right, Tsavo? I know she agrees.

Page #8

Well, we are at the end of the book. The main idea I learned is that you need to have good manners and be patient and polite when meeting doggies for the first time. Right, Tsavo?



Be sure to ask permission first from the doggies owner before getting close to greet the doggy.

I hope you enjoyed this picture book as much as Tsavo and I did. Wendy did a super job choosing descriptive words and especially painting the bright pictures.

Check back on Monday when I start to read a new book. I’ll give you a clue. It is a book about dinosaurs! Oh, I wonder what Moosey-Moose is up to in Washington, DC.? I’m going to read his blog to find out.

Your Book Buddies,

Sleepy Bear and Tsavo

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sleepy Bear Reads Don’t Lick the Dog to Tsavo

Hi Book Buddies,

I’m back, just like I promised. Tsavo finished her nap and she told me she is ready to listen to me read a story to her.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Tsavo says this looks like the dog park. Dogs everywhere. Sometimes she goes to Green Lake to walk. There are lots of dogs there, too.





Page #2

Tsavo is a very friendly puppy. She likes to jump and play with EVERYONE! But, not every doggy wants to play. Sometimes they want to protect their owner. Like the story says, ask permission first before you get too close to a new doggy.




Be sure to curl your fingers under when you greet a new doggy. Let the doggy sniff you first. Then the doggy will know if you are friendly.




Page #4

It is very important to pet the new doggy on his chin or chest and not the top of his head. See, like I’m doing to Tsavo. Sshhh … I think she’s getting sleepy again.




Page #5

Uh oh! She’s awake again. She must smell the treats I have for her. Before I feed her a treat I make sure my paw is open all the way to make a plate, like it says in the book. Tsavo knows to wait until I tell her it is okay to take her treat.


Tsavo is a really good puppy. She has been trained  A LOT. But not all doggies get to have private training lessons. Remember these rules and you will be safe around new doggies.

I hope you like the story so far. My favorite parts are the rhyming parts. Oh, and I really like the bright pictures. What is your favorite part?

Come back later this week when Tsavo and I finish reading, Don’t Lick the Dog. If you want to know more about the author, you can ask an adult to go to her website address: http://www.wendywahman.com

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Sleepy Bear Reads Don’t Lick the Dog by Wendy Wahman

Hi Book Buddies,

I’m reading a new book this week.

Cover Page with Tsavo - November 2011

It is called, Don’t Lick the Dog, Making Friends with Dogs. The author is Wendy Wahman. Wendy also made the illustrations. That’s a big word! It means Wendy also painted the pictures.


 Autographed Page

My reading and writing teacher, Kathleen, knows Wendy. Kathleen told Wendy I wanted to read her book. Guess what Wendy did? She autographed her book for me! Thank you, Wendy!


I want to read this book to Tsavo but she is taking a nap. Tsavo might not like it if I woke her up. I know I would not be happy if someone woke me up from one of my naps. I will try again a little bit later today. Maybe you can get a copy of Don’t Lick the Dog, too, and then you can read with Tsavo and me.

See you back here real soon!

Sleepy Bear