Bear and Ball

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This charming rhyming story coupled with classic-style illustrations gently introduces young readers to the concept of opposites.

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow two bear cubs as they learn to play with their ball.

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Overview

This charming rhyming story coupled with classic-style illustrations gently introduces young readers to the concept of opposites.

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow two bear cubs as they learn to play with their ball.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A pair of board books by Cliff Wright feature a white and a black bear cub whose tussles teach simple concepts and vocabulary words: Bear and Kite; and Bear and Ball. In the first, for instance, the duo gets tangled up in the kite string and end up in a tussle ("Play and fight," reads the text), but they work out their differences in time to snuggle up for the night. Ink and watercolor illustrations framed in a generous cream-colored border give the titles a sweetly nostalgic feel. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Simplicity is the essence of these charming board books. Using a nostalgic style of illustration, reminiscent of an older, classic time, Wright sets a picture of a bear against a white background. On one page, its activity or appearance is pictured and described in a word. The illustration and words on the opposite page create an idea and a concept. The art moves the story along as the words create a rhyme and introduce contrast: "Big and small," "Run and crawl," "Short and tall," "Stand and fall." In each book, the final spread lays out a storyboard of the book, pictures and rhyme, so that children can read it over again. These delightful books are perfect for parents to share with babies and toddlers and may even find an audience with beginning readers.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811848190
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 730,433
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2006

    outstanding lovely board book

    this book is wonderful!!! i actually have it displayed on a shelf in my baby's room next to a sterling cup and a steiff frog. the illustrations are gorgeous- vintage looking and full of soft colors. the text is simple yet lyrical. if you like margaret wise brown's soothing tone than you will love this. it would make a lovely gift for a baby shower too. truly above and beyond any other board book i have ever seen (and we are book lovers in our house!).

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