Once upon a time there were four bears living in the woods.
Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear.
The Bear Family lived happily in the forest. They read hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of books when Brother and Sister Bear were wee cubs.
Can you recognize any of these books?
Until one day Brother and Sister Bear grew up, and decided to leave the woods and fly to the Cities. Brother Bear flew to the West Coast and Sister Bear flew to the East Coast. (The woods where Mama and Daddy lived was in the middle.)
But Brother and Sister Bear never stopped reading books. They read dozens and dozens and hundreds and hundreds of books.
One day Sister Bear invited Mama Bear to fly to New York City to visit her. (Mama and Daddy Bear had already visited Brother Bear and his fiance a few months earlier. Actually, Mama had visited Sister Bear two years ago in the Big City, so she’s not completely uncomfortable leaving the forest.)
On Tuesday morning Mama Bear will board an airplane and fly to one of the biggest cities in the US of A! Will she know how to tip taxi drivers? Will she know how to behave without looking like a country-bumpkin?
But, more importantly, will she find a bookstore?
Moral of the story: you can take a bear out of the woods, but if they’ve been raised on books, they’ll never stop reading.
Mama Bear wants to know: what were YOUR favorite childhood books? Or the favorite books you read your own bear cubs?
P.S. Mama Bear will not quit her day job any time soon to write children’s books. 🙂