?Can you imagine what it would be like to lose your back? Well, that is exactly what happens to Plumton, the Opossum. Lima Bear and his clever friends become detectives searching for this missing back. The story of How Back-Back Got His Name is about following them on their adventure while they think “outside the box”. The message of the story is: The tolerance of difference in others yields benefits.
My kids loved this book. Will (my 4 year old) thought it was funny. My 7 year old loved it because she could read it. Plus, she was able to understand the overall message. Mom (that's me) liked it because at the very end of the book there is an extend the learning section and activities page that suggest ways to learn even more (like hunting for adjectives) or making invisible ink (and it's been years since I've done that).
How Back-Back Got His Name is the second title in the Lima Bear Series (The Megasaurus was the first). This is a great series of books that teach our kids tolerance, honest, courage, etc. Who doesn't like both a meaningful, entertaining, and fun story?
- The Megasaurus (lisareviews.com)