Because I had a teacher, I discovered that there are lots of ways of being smart. And I know that mistakes are just part of getting something right.
In this sweet tribute to educators, a curious bear cub explores the world—and his boundless imagination!—under the gentle guidance of his teacher. Together they paint pictures, study maps, build paper boats, learn to ride a bike without training wheels, explore nature…so many fun and interesting activities! And even when the little cub makes mistakes or finds himself stumped, in the end he declares that, “Because I had you, I learned to believe in me
.” Of course this tender little book makes a heartfelt gift for a favorite teacher, but it's also a thoughtful choice for anyone who has taken the time to educate and guide you or a youngster you know—from Scout leaders, camp counselors, and coaches to mentors, babysitters, and attentive neighbors. For ages 4 and up, up, up! (KG)