S: Black Bear, Brown Bear
FC: Black Bear, Brown Bear By: Sally Baer
3: Black Bear, Brown Bear By: Sally Baer 2011
4: Deloris is a black bear.
5: Debby is a brown bear.
6: And at Camp Teddy for Bears they have to share a tent.
7: "I don't want to room with a brown bear; they are weird and smell funny!” Deloris complains to their counselor Sydney the Snake. “And I don't want to room with a black bear because they are bossy!” Debby also complains to Sydney the snake. Sydney ignores them, and slithers away.
8: “If we need to share this room I call the top bunk” said Deloris as she laid her sleeping bag over it. “But what if I wanted the top bunk?” Debby asks looking at the top bunk. “Well I’m a black bear so should get the top bunk!” Deloris growled. “But I’m a brown bear so I should get the top bunk!” Debby yells back. The two girls continue to argue for hours about who gets to sleep on the top bunk.
9: “Girls! You need to stop arguing! You are more alike than you think.” Sydney the snake says when she returned to the tent and still found them arguing. “Right know at the camp fire they are having a sharing circle. I expect you guys to go, and when you come back you better not be arguing.” Sydney leads them out of the tent and over to the camp fire.
10: “Hello everyone! My name is Brandon the bat, and I am a counselor at Camp Teddy!” said a big black bat with piecing yellow eyes. “And in this sharing circle you need to introduce yourself and share two things you like to do. Okay Phillip, you start the sharing.” Brandon passed Phillip the talking stick. “Hi my name is Phillip and I like to fish and play basketball.” Phillip said with a smile, as he passed the talking stick to Debby.
11: “Hi my name is Debby and I enjoy walking in the woods and ice skating.” She said thinking back at all of the good memories. She quickly passed the talking stick to Deloris who was sitting next to her.
12: “Hello my name is Deloris and I also like walking in the woods in the summer and ice skating in the winter.” Deloris says looking at Debby. Soon the sharing circle ends and the two girls make their way back to the tent. "So you like walking in the woods and ice skating? Because I like doing those things.” “Yes I do think those things. I walk in the woods all the time and ice skate whenever I can.”
13: The two girls walk back to the tent talking about memories of their times either ice skating or walking in the woods. “So I see you two girls are not fighting any more.” says their counselor looking at the two girls as they come into the tent talking of their memories.
14: “We are not fighting anymore, because we realized we have more in common then us both just being bears. Like we both love to go on long walks in the woods.” says Deloris looking at her new friend. “And we both love to go ice skating in the winter when we are not sleeping.” Debby says to Sydney the snake. She turns to Deloris, “I think you should sleep on the top bunk, I would rather sleep on the bottom bunk anyways.”
15: “Are you sure you do not want the top bunk? I can take the bottom if you want to sleep on the top.” Deloris says to Debby. “I am positive. I am just happy we getting along now.” Debby says hugging her new camp best friend.
16: The two girls spend the rest of the time at camp together. They play the same sports and are each others swimming buddies.
17: About the Author Sally Baer | Sally Baer was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania but now resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. She is thirteen years old and is a seventh grader at Lower Macungie Middle School. She has three older sisters name Ally, Emily, and Anna. In her spare time she enjoys playing basketball and riding horses. This will be the first children’s book Sally has written.