Cooking with Bear

Cooking with Bear

A Story and Recipes from the Forest

Written by: Hodge, Deborah
Illustrated by: Cinar, Lisa
ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2

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This springtime companion to Bear’s Winter Party combines fifteen kid-friendly recipes with a sweet story about friendship and food.

When Bear wakes up after a long, cold winter, he makes a special spring lunch and invites Fox to join him. The food is delicious, and Fox asks Bear to teach him how to cook.

They walk through the forest collecting honey, nuts and other wild ingredients, and they greet their friends along the way. With an armload of tasty foods, Bear and Fox return to Bear’s den and cook up a feast to share.

Afterwards, Bear writes down his recipes so that Fox (and you!) can enjoy many marvelous meals. His cookbook — Best of Bear — offers a selection of kid-friendly, forest-themed recipes, including nut burgers, wild greens pita pizza, hazelnut–chocolate chip cookies and a wild strawberry smoothie.

Readers can revisit the animal friends from Bear’s Winter Party and try out fifteen fun recipes in this playful story/cookbook from award-winning author Deborah Hodge, featuring exuberant art by Lisa Cinar.

Key Text Features
author’s note
recipes
index

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

This springtime companion to Bear’s Winter Party combines fifteen kid-friendly recipes with a sweet story about friendship and food.

When Bear wakes up after a long, cold winter, he makes a special spring lunch and invites Fox to join him. The food is delicious, and Fox asks Bear to teach him how to cook.

They walk through the forest collecting honey, nuts and other wild ingredients, and they greet their friends along the way. With an armload of tasty foods, Bear and Fox return to Bear’s den and cook up a feast to share.

Afterwards, Bear writes down his recipes so that Fox (and you!) can enjoy many marvelous meals. His cookbook — Best of Bear — offers a selection of kid-friendly, forest-themed recipes, including nut burgers, wild greens pita pizza, hazelnut–chocolate chip cookies and a wild strawberry smoothie.

Readers can revisit the animal friends from Bear’s Winter Party and try out fifteen fun recipes in this playful story/cookbook from award-winning author Deborah Hodge, featuring exuberant art by Lisa Cinar.

Key Text Features
author’s note
recipes
index

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Apr 1, 2019
Specifications 48 pages | 8.5 in x 10.5 in
Written By

DEBORAH HODGE is the author of more than thirty books for children. Her honors include twice winning the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award, winning the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and being shortlisted for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature. Her work has also appeared on such lists as ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth. Deborah is a former teacher and curriculum writer who lives in Vancouver.

Illustrated by

LISA CINAR is an educator and the author and illustrator of two picture books, The Day It All Blew Away, nominated for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, and Paulina P. (for Petersen). She also illustrated Bear’s Winter Party by Deborah Hodge and is the creator of Draw Me a Lion, a line of cards, prints and coloring accessories. She lives in Vancouver.

Written By

DEBORAH HODGE is the author of more than thirty books for children. Her honors include twice winning the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award, winning the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and being shortlisted for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature. Her work has also appeared on such lists as ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth. Deborah is a former teacher and curriculum writer who lives in Vancouver.

Illustrated by

LISA CINAR is an educator and the author and illustrator of two picture books, The Day It All Blew Away, nominated for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, and Paulina P. (for Petersen). She also illustrated Bear’s Winter Party by Deborah Hodge and is the creator of Draw Me a Lion, a line of cards, prints and coloring accessories. She lives in Vancouver.

Audience ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2
Reading Levels Fountas & Pinnel Text Level P
Guided Reading P
Lexile AD840L
Key Text Features author's note; recipes; index
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5

“A fun, accessible first cookbook for the little foxes in our lives.” —Kirkus Reviews