Every Critter Has A Tale
Every Critter Has A Tale

This is the story of a grandmother bear walking through the wetlands, tide pools, and estuaries to meet numerous inhabitants—Salmon, Eagle, Raven, Orca, Octopus, Wolf, and more. Each animal has a special gift to share with readers, as we are all connected! By sharing each animal's spirit and role, every child will feel like he or she is a part of the colorful journey, too. Sue always hides a ladybug in every image for good luck. Try to find them!


Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Special

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8

Bear, the main character in Every Critter Has a Tale, goes to her favorite place and finds Grandmother Bear. Bear sits down next to her grandmother, who tells Bear a story about many other animals in the world. While she is telling the story, Bear drifts off to sleep and has a wonderful dream. First Grandmother Bear teaches Bear about Salmon, an abundant fish. Bear thanks Salmon for the will to survive. Then Bear sees an Eagle, and Eagle invites Bear to travel with him. Once they finish flying together, Bear thanks Eagle for giving her a new view of the world.

Every Critter Has a Tale is about Bear. One day her grandmother is telling her a story, and Bear falls asleep. She dreams about Salmon, and suddenly she is Salmon, swimming in the stream, jumping up the waterfalls and rapids. She gives thanks for Salmon and his brothers for their will to persevere. She sees Eagle in a tree and flies up to see how all the animals are connected. She thanks Eagle for showing her a new view of the world. Butterfly tells Bear her story of change. Bear gives thanks for the story and for the beauty Butterfly gives to the world.

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