How Back-Back Got His Name

How Back-Back Got His Name

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$15.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933872148
Publisher: Lima Bear Press
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: The Lima Bear Stories Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Thomas Weck is a national award-winning author and coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series of children’s books. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Peter Weck is a board member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation, the CEO of StoryJumper, and the coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series. He lives in Atherton, California. Len DiSalvo is an animator and illustrator for a wide range of print projects and award-winning computer games. He teaches art illustration and animation at the Art Center Design College. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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How Back Back Got His Name 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Homeschoolbookreview on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Can you imagine what it would be like if your back disappeared? On a cool, autumn morning, Lima Bear, a little bear who is the size and shape of a lima bean, is sleeping in his walnut-shell bed when his friend Whistle-Toe the rabbit comes by with a note from Plumpton the opossum asking for their help in an emergency. They get another friend, Maskamal the raccoon, and find that Plumpton¿s back has disappeared. While searching for it in the meadow, Whistle-Toe is captured by some kids out playing soccer and put in a cage. Then when Maskamal tries to rescue him, he is caught too. Is there anything that Lima Bear and Plumpton can do to save their friends? And will Plumpton ever find his back? This is the second title in the ¿Lima Bear Stories¿ series, based on tales that author Thomas Weck told his children, including co-author Peter Weck, when they were small. For children who are readers, both the text and the illustrations by Len DiSalvo are crafted so that the book not only is fun to read but also introduces young minds to new expressions and new vocabulary in a way that is easy to understand. It is also perfect as a read-aloud to toddlers as well. In addition, each story has a ¿deeper¿ meaning. The take-away message from How Back-Back Got His Name is that the tolerance of differences in others yields benefits. At the end of the book, there are a couple of pages with thought questions and related activities which will help parents, grandparents, teachers, or others who are sharing the book to make it a fun learning experience. It¿s a really neat story!
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
Imagine that you lost your back! Who would you call on to help you find it? Join Plumpton, the Opossum as he and his friends embark on an adventure to find his missing back! This books teaches children about how each of us is different and how these differences make us special! The authors have provided teaching materials at the end of the book to help guide you, as the parent on various ways that you can help extend the learning. There are various activities suggested for each phase of your reading. Before, during and after. I would recommend that you flip to the back of the book and take a look at these activities before you start reading it with your child. If you aren’t interested in any additional learning, don’t worry, the book is still a great and fun read. There is a point in the book where Plumpton nudges his friend out onto a limb. The authors suggestion in the back of the book is that you ask your child what he/she thinks the word nudge means. Be very careful how you approach this one! I tried to teach my daughter what nudge meant and we ended up in a tickling each other on the floor. My favourite part about the book is how they highlight interesting words. My daughter loves to read along with me and when I point out the highlighted words she will read along with it. EEE-mergency is in a different type than any of the other words so it “pops” off the page. This has lead to a discussion on what is an emergency and how we should react to one. My daughter loves the images. She will sit and look at the pictures for a long time! “Look! He’s sticking out his tongue like me!”. This is one of her favourite parts of the book. The story is a perfect length for bedtime. Each character has his own personality that comes through in the story. I love how Maskamal, the raccoon thinks he is being so sneaky in his disguise. My daughter’s favourite is Lima Bear. She often says, “He’s so small!”. I love to point out that even though Lima Bear is small he can still do big things to help out. This is the second book in the Lima Bear series that I have had the opportunity to read, and I really look forward to reading the other titles! I find that there is an underlying theme in these books about friendship, and how it is important to be a good friend. Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Can you imagine what it would be like if your back disappeared? On a cool, autumn morning, Lima Bear, a little bear who is the size and shape of a lima bean, is sleeping in his walnut-shell bed when his friend Whistle-Toe the rabbit comes by with a note from Plumpton the opossum asking for their help in an emergency. They get another friend, Maskamal the raccoon, and find that Plumpton’s back has disappeared. While searching for it in the meadow, Whistle-Toe is captured by some kids out playing soccer and put in a cage. Then when Maskamal tries to rescue him, he is caught too. Is there anything that Lima Bear and Plumpton can do to save their friends? And will Plumpton ever find his back? This is the second title in the “Lima Bear Stories” series, based on tales that author Thomas Weck told his children, including co-author Peter Weck, when they were small. For children who are readers, both the text and the illustrations by Len DiSalvo are crafted so that the book not only is fun to read but also introduces young minds to new expressions and new vocabulary in a way that is easy to understand. It is also perfect as a read-aloud to toddlers as well. In addition, each story has a “deeper” meaning. The take-away message from How Back-Back Got His Name is that the tolerance of differences in others yields benefits. At the end of the book, there are a couple of pages with thought questions and related activities which will help parents, grandparents, teachers, or others who are sharing the book to make it a fun learning experience. It’s a really neat story!
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Oh, no! Help! Help! Plumpton the opossum has a problem and needs his friends to help him. You see, his back has disappeared and he doesn't know where it is! It's an EEE-mergency! Will Plumpton's friends be able to help him find his back? Maskamal the raccoon, Lima Bear, and Whistle-Toe the rabbit come to Plumpton's aid and try to solve the mystery of his missing (or is it suddenly invisible?) back? Unable to come up with a solution, Plumpton tells his friends that he does his best thinking while hanging by his tail from his favorite branch. Maskamal is a bit nervous about climbing a tree to get to the branch that seems so far up and away from the ground, but for his friend, he is willing to do anything. Unfortunately, when Maskamal tries to hang from the branch like his friend the opossum, he discovers that his tail can't hold him. He was about to fall - it's another EEE-mergency! Soon things get totally out of control as each friend gets into a tight spot trying to first, help Plumpton, then help Maskamal, then help Whistle-Toe (he's locked in a cage), and so on. Will the friends ever be safely back together again? And what about Plumpton's back? How Back-Back Got His Name takes a tried and true topic, that of friendship, and puts a very unique spin on the subject. We all want to teach our children the value of friendship and how important it is to help others in need. This tale adds plenty of goofy humor, with bright, expressive illustrations that will engage children. There are also two pages at the back of the book to "Extend the Learning" and "Activities" with suggestion on what to do before, during and after reading the book to keep the conversation going with your youngster(s). Quill says: A fun, engaging tale to help teach children the importance of friendship.