Big Brown Bear’s Cave by Yuval Zommer

For more books about stuff take a look at my list: Picture books about bragging, thrifting and having things money cannot buy

Just how much stuff does a bear need?

Kindergarten and I had a good time reading this book together. We had a little quiz at the beginning to see:

  • Who made their bed that morning?
  • Who tidies their room?
  • Who has so many toys that they cannot always find the one they want to play with?

One day, Big Brown Bear found a cave. He decided it was dark enough and big enough for it to become his new home. So he moved in straight away. The problem was that it just didn’t feel like home.

Garages full of stuff

Taking a tip from humans, he decided if his cave was to feel like home then it needed to be filled with stuff.

Bear in garage filled with stuff

He had a great time taking just what he wanted … and decided that his cave shall have the most stuff ever!

But having too much stuff can leave one feeling a little stuck…

Bear trapped in garage

Fortunately, Big Brown Bear had some very good friends and they pulled him free from the cave. Together, they emptied the cave leaving it big enough for all of them to stretch out and enjoy the space together.

Illustrated bears empty a garage of stuff

Kindergarten quickly understood the moral of the story and all agreed having friends were more important than stuff but having stuff was still nice…

We had a good discussion about ‘stuff’ and the meaning of ‘stuff’ and then, with much excitement, they choose even more books to take home…

For more books about stuff take a look at my list: Picture books about bragging, thrifting and having things money cannot buyToys in rubbish bin

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