Eat Like a Bear (Hardcover)

By April Pulley Sayre, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805090390, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2013



Can you eat like a bear?

A sleepy bear awakes in spring and goes to find food. But what is there to eat in April? In May? Follow along and eat like a bear throughout the year: fish from a stream, ants from a tree, and delicious huckleberries from a bush. Fill up your belly and prepare for the long winter ahead, when you'll snuggle into your warm den and snore like a bear once again.

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers, including Army Ant Parade and Honk, Honk, Goose! Each year she visits schools nationwide to share her love of nonfiction writing and science.Steve Jenkins has illustrated many picture books, including Vulture View and Rain, Rain, Rainforest. He was awarded a Caldecott Honor for What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, which he created with his wife, Robin Page. They live in Boulder, Colorado, with their three children.

Praise For Eat Like a Bear

"Expressive narration and careful pictorial depiction." - Booklist

"Sayre invites readers to imagine themselves as a brown bear in the American West . . . Jenkins’s torn-paper illustrations are reproduced with such clarity that one can almost grasp the thick, fuzzy fur of the bear." - The Horn Book


"A first choice for most libraries." - School Library Journal  

"[an] excellent study of brown bears that’s in equal parts poetic and enlightening."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Inquisitive, informed and lyrical; an intriguing extension to hibernation classics." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Praise for Vulture View:

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

An ALA Notable Children’s Book

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book

One of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

A CCBC Choice

* “Rarely has a book about these scavengers gotten such a gorgeous treatment.” —Booklist, starred review