Fully Illustrated Version
Picture Book for reading with the younger child - ages 3-6
This version of STANLEY'S "THIS IS THE LIFE!" includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.
If the text-only version is better for your needs, then please click on STANLEY'S "THIS IS THE LIFE!" in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader - ages 6-9.
Happy reading in either Version.
STANLEY'S "THIS IS THE LIFE!" will help promote the importance of exercise and eating right, as well as introduce facts about our national parks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
LEARNING ABOUT NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
A young black bear gets in shape in Wyoming's Grand Tetons
Stanley the bear loves living in the Grand Teton National Park-especially when campers leave something delicious behind. In fact, munching on cookies and chips is just about Stanley's favorite thing to do.
Then one day Stanley's sweet tooth leads him far from home. Living close to humans makes it easier than ever for Stanley to gorge himself on candy, not to mention soda pop and buttery popcorn. "This is the life!" he says.
But soon Stanley learns his new life is ridden with dangers he never imagined back in the forest. How will Stanley find his way home?
In this engaging story, Author Alyssa Chase Rebein invites young readers to take part in the unusual journey of a not-so-ordinary black bear. We learn about the unique landscape of the Grand Tetons, the life of a wild animal on the move-and a gentle lesson about the importance of making healthy choices.
Rich watercolors by Andra Chase capture Stanley's adventurous character and provide an artist's intimate view of the Yellowstone ecosystem.
A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about the flora and fauna of the Grand Tetons. There are colorful details about the Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake, the Snake River, the "Drive-In," Stanley's Journey, Honey and Huckleberries, From Black to Blond Bears, and Born to be Wild! This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.
A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...which is the importance of making healthy choices about food and exercise.
This story comes down very hard on junk food in a compelling way!
So even though on the surface, this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION
If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…
If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…
If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…
Then this is the eBook for your children ages 6-9.
Read WITH your children, discuss the concept and message…
and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.
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