Bear and Ball

( 1 )


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.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Board Book)
  • All (30) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $3.29   
  • Used (24) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...


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.

Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811848190
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 492,266
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • 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!).

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)