‘The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear’
Unit of Study Highlights
Book by Audrey and Don Wood

Red and ripe …..
Sweet and juicy …..
The smell of fresh strawberries ……
At the strawberry patch, it is hard to fill up the basket without eating a few!

Summer is the time for picking and eating luscious fresh strawberries. Just like the little mouse wanted to do in the book, ‘The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear’. The book invites children to help little mouse find a way to keep the ripe strawberry safe from the big hungry bear. The best solution is for little mouse to share the strawberry with a friend!

More fun strawberry activities provided by the United States Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Service, can be found at https://buildingstrongchildren.usu.edu/files/Book7.pdf

This book, (and strawberries) inspire many fun learning activities. Through hands-on activities, children:
• Hunt for letters to spell out words from the book
• Practice math skills by matching numerals, dots, and written number words
• Make a ‘strawberry patch’ to pick berries and use in the Strawberry Farmer’s Market dramatic play area
• Create strawberries for a basket using scented self-hardening clay

Reading this book will definitely make you want to eat some strawberries yourself!