Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sleepy Bear Waits for His New Book


Hi Book Buddies,

I have a new author friend. Her name is Sundee Frazier. She is mailing to me one of her books to read. The book is called, The Other Half of My Heart.

Waiting for the Book to Arrive

I want to start reading it as soon as the postman delivers it. So I told Kathleen I would wait by the mailbox.




Kathleen made a tall cup of hot cocoa with goo-gobs of whippy cream for me to enjoy while I wait. And wait. And wait …

Check back soon so we can read together!

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sleepy Bear Answers His Mail

Hi Book Buddies,

I want to say a HUGE “thank you” to my buddies, Aiyah and Kent.

Aiyah, I had a super fun time visiting you in your classroom. I was a little scared at first, but you were very nice and Ms. Amundsen is really nice, too. I will tell Moosey-Moose you said “hi”, too.

I also want to say “hi” to my friend, Kent. Mrs. Hunter remembers you, too! We are both very happy for you and being successful in school. That’s a big word for me. I had to ask for help. I need a new book to read. Can you recommend one for me?

Thanks again for writing to me.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sleepy Bear Learns How to Fly

Hi Book Buddies,

Look at me. I’m flying! My friend, Cassie, from the book, Tar Beach, taught me how!

Sleepy Bear Flies!


All you have to do is stretch out on a blanket and go someplace in your mind.




In the story, Cassie flies over the George Washington Bridge in New York City. She wears it like a necklace. The bridge is very special to her because her daddy helped build it.

I want to go someplace special, too. First, I asked Kathleen for a a blanket. Then I stretched out and closed my eyes and daydreamed about going to Paris.

I chose Paris because Kathleen and Moosey-Moose went there last year. They told me all about it!




Next, I’m going to dream about BOOKS! I want to see Moosey-Moose’s book on the shelves, too!




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Moosey-Moose Goes On An Adventure








I am going to fly to more fun places. Where are you going to fly? I hope it is someplace super fun, too.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sleepy Bear Celebrates African American History Month

Hi Book Buddies,

Did you  know that February is African American History month? My reading and writing teacher, Kathleen, told me it is a month to remember all the African Americans in history who struggled to have rights and privileges and helped our country.

I asked Kathleen if there are any books I can read that were written by African Americans. She said “absolutely!”

Day 1


One of her favorite books is Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold.




Tar Beach is about an 8 year old girl named Cassie who dreams about flying. Cassie says anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way.”  I’m going to read this book today and learn how to fly someplace I can’t get to any other way, too!

Check back later and I’ll tell you more about the story and about the author.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear