There, There

Title: There, There by Sam McBratney


Bibliography: McBratney, S. (2013). There, there. Somerville: Templar Books.


Annotation: There, There written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Ivan Bates highlights the comforting relationship between Hansie Bear and his father. Whenever Hansie got hurt or upset, his father would say, “there, there Hansie Bear. You’ll be better soon.” When the tables turn and Hansie’s dad gets a thorn in his foot, Hansie knows exactly what to say to make him feel better.


Genre: Fiction


Grade Level: 1-3


Readers who will like this book: This book appeals to young readers everywhere. Anyone who has ever benefited from the comfort of a close friend or family member will makes many connections to Hansie Bear and his relationship with his father.


Personal Response and rating: 4; this book is a great way highlight the importance of relationships for students. It is completely relatable and demonstrates how anyone can ‘pay it forward’.


Question: What do you do when someone you care about gets hurt?

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