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Bear Goes Sugaring

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Bear Goes Sugaring by Maxwell Eaton, III
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Jan 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780823444489
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    Jan 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780823444489 | 4-8 years

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★ “Eaton breaks the whole DIY process into detailed steps, highlighting the tools Bear uses to drill and tap, the role of the collecting buckets, the estimated proportions of sap to syrup, the construction of an outdoor evaporation unit, the boiling off of sap water, the straining and finishing of the syrup indoors, and of course, the pancakes. While Bear goes happily and confidently through her well-practiced paces, Dog and Squirrel provide just the right amount of kibitzing and isn’t-it-ready-yet histrionics. This cheery title will serve equally well as a humorously cartooned winter idyll or an actual guide book with suggestions on how to accomplish a smaller scale production. Then regardless of choice—aspirational or practical—there must, of course, be pancakes.”Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review

★ “Even as Eaton folds in lots of information, diagrams, and solid vocabulary (‘spiles,’ ‘brace,’ ‘sugarbush’), the antics of Bear’s two sidekicks—Squirrel and Dog—will keep readers in stitches and turning pages and learning a lot about the process of maple sugaring. . . . Readers are sure to request both rereads and pancakes…and maybe a few spiles and buckets of their own.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“The text describes the process of sugaring from beginning to end: when to tap maple trees, the tools needed for gathering sap, and the steps it takes to turn sap into delicious syrup. . . . The drawings act as a visual aid, especially if sugaring is new to readers. Humorous commentary from Bear’s friends Squirrel and Dog may reflect what readers are thinking throughout the story. . . . a great teaching resource for science curricula about trees and seasons”School Library Journal

“A wonderfully specific book that will delight the right readers, especially in maple syrup territory of the Northeast and Midwest.”—Booklist

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