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Dooley Bear!

Ages: 1 - 5
Price: $9.99
Type: Book
By Dooley Bear Ventures, LLC


Dooley Bear! is a children's picture book that includes online parent handbooks to promote critical thinking and preschool language concepts. In this first book of the Dooley Bear Adventures series, we are introduced to Dooley Bear and his silliness. He meets Mason the Muskrat who tells him tales of travel and adventure. By the end of the book, Dooley Bear is ready to hop on a plane. But where will he go?

Written by Lisa Cyrier, a speech language pathologist, the Dooley Bear Adventures series is more than just a collection of books, it's an educational journey. Each book has an online parent handbook that contains questions to engage children, as well as teach and reinforce preschool language concepts. The handbooks can be viewed at:

This product is the combination of a book and our website which features the parent handbooks that list questions to promote critical thinking. Our website also provides helpful tips for parents as well as fun ways to track which books have been read in the series. On our website, families can create passports and map where they have traveled with Dooley Bear. We also have an app that allows families to access the parent handbooks on the go, as well as create passports.

Dooley Bear Adventures not only encourages and enhances language development, it also introduces children and their families to new cities, states and countries. Join Dooley Bear on his adventures around the world, while promoting preschool language skills!

Review Highlights:

The story is unique, attention-grabbing, and age appropriate. Our kids loved it, and we loved that it broadened their horizons - exposing them to the wonders of the world and instilling the "travel bug" that has enriched our lives.

Picture book reading is often a passive learning activity, but it can be so much more when parents understand how to engage their children with the content and illustrations. Through the parent handbook and app, the author, Lisa Cyrier, does as fantastic job of fostering and modeling the self-questioning process that promotes the development of language, reflection, analysis, evaluation, observation, and many more critical thinking skills. The concept is not new, but few picture books give parents the exact questions to engage their children in this manner. We highly recommend this book.

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