Bear Finds Eggs -- Spring Picture Book Review


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Spring is upon us. Easter is early this year. It is hard to believe next week is Holy Week. Now that Hazel is older, I don't do as much for Easter. When she was younger she loved hunting for Easter Eggs. We did a word hunt for an activity with a book and she made me hide those eggs over and over again! Well today I am sharing a book about another kind of egg hunt although there is a part that can be tied into Easter if you want. It is Bear Finds Eggs by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Now we have shared books by Karma Wilson before since she was one of the authors in our Virtual Book Club years ago. We even have shared a Bear book before. This book is recommended for ages 4 to 8.

From the Publisher:

Bear and his friends hunt for missing eggs in this new picture book adventure in the bestselling series.

Mama Meadowlark can’t find her eggs! Bear and his friends pitch in to help and search high and low. Each time they find an egg, they paint it with bright colors so they don’t lose it again and add it to Hare’s handy basket. Will they be able to return all the eggs to their mother?

From Me:

In this book Bear and his friends are going for a walk. Some of his friends help Bear find various bird nests with eggs. Bear leaves gifts for the baby birds when they hatch in each nest. Then they meet a Meadowlark mother who discovers her eggs are missing. Bear and his friends help hunt for the eggs. The friends decide to paint the eggs to make them easier to find next time and Hare has a basket handy to put the eggs in as they find them. 

This book is so sweet and is a perfect introduction to birds. Bear finds a robin's nest as well as a duck's nest (mallard). Then they meet the meadowlark. It is a great introduction to birds for any bird unit in early elementary and it is a great spring book as many of the birds are returning, building nests, and laying eggs. This book points to all of this in a fun way. Plus, it brings on the egg hunt. It is also so sweet that Bear leaves gifts for the newly hatched babies. I love how the animals work together to find the missing eggs and make sure it doesn't happen again. The book is a wonderful read aloud book or book to cuddle up with and look at the beautiful illustrations. 

To go with this book, I would suggest a nature walk with a scavenger hunt for birds and eggs. You could also do a duck, robin, or meadowlark craft. Or of course a bird nest craft! It is also the perfect book to go in an Easter basket!