This author has several books about Bear and they are all adorable! This story is all about Bear getting lost in the woods and how he searches and searches for his cave. His friends thankfully put out a search party for him and they end up finding him and they all get back home together. This book could be used for teaching a lesson on friendship and helping others, but I actually used it to concentrate on setting.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.