Oh no! L. Joe Bean, Lima Bear’s cousin, has been captured by the Cave Monster. Lima Bear and his friends enter the dangerous Black Cave to save L. Joe Bean. The Cave Monster attacks. Will they save L. Joe Bean in time? And will they save themselves. The message of the story: Individually afraid, friends find courage acting together.
The special ‘Extend the Learning’ and ‘Activity’ pages allow teachers, parents, and grandparents to introduce concepts before reading, ask questions during and following the reading, and then participate in an activity to encourage the children to be involved in the concepts. They enhance the fun and learning experience of each book.
The message of the story: Individually afraid, friends find courage acting together.
“A page-turner for children. With characters children will relate to, The Cave Monster subtly reinforces the value of friendship, courage, commitment, and appreciation for others who look and think differently.” —Jamie Shilling, Primary School Teacher, Seattle, WA
“…engaging and satisfying…The Cave Monster is the third in an adventurous series…More useful than their toy weapons is the way the group battles their fears of venturing into a potentially scary place and how they find courage when acting together. Told in a friendly, energetic but thoughtful style, The Cave Monster is a smart read. DiSalvo’s zesty artwork brings to mind a classic, vintage look as in ‘Peter Rabbit’ and ‘The Briar Rabbit.’ As a bonus, extra activity and learning ideas bring up the rear of this fun tale.” —Lee Littlewood, Kids’ Home Library, Creators syndicated column
“The Cave Monster is the third book in the Lima Bear series and by now, young readers are likely familiar with the antics of this group of friends. This tale — with a happy ending — is goofy, silly, fun, and teaches a lesson of friendship and sticking together to help another friend in need. There are two pages at the back of the book to ‘Extend the Learning’ with activity suggestions for ‘before reading,’ ‘during reading,’ and ‘after reading’ as well as games to play to enhance the learning experience.
Quill says: A fun book for fans of the Lima Bear series.” —Holly Connors, Feathered Quill Book Reviews
“Another great book in the Lima Bear series! The kiddos enjoyed this book that relayed important lessons of courage and friendship through an exciting and very well illustrated tale. This series is great for teaching important lessons to children in a way that really gets them involved in the story. ABCD Diaries gives The Cave Monster an A+! “ —Christin Banda, The ABCD Diaries
“I liked that the authors give teaching and comprehension ideas for parents and teachers to use when going over the book with kids. My son’s favorite part was the rhyme towards the end when they attack the monster. And the illustrations were great. “ —Margarita L., Mommy Review Board, Fredericksburg Parent
“…[The Lima Bear Stories series are] highly recommended for both child and parent to bring them closer together in development. These are five star books for children.” —Clark’s Bookshelf, Reviewer’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review