Children's LiteratureThe colorful and charming full-page illustrations will immediately draw the young reader into this story about Bear and the clever ways he enjoys the seasons. "Bear loves to play when the sun shines, he loves to sing in the rain." Bear enjoys many seasonal activities like skating and flying a kite on a windy day. Stormy days are spent in bed, but when it snows, Bear likes to make snow-bears. Bear even likes to stand on his head when the moon shines. Bear's year-long antics and activities are a great way to introduce young readers to the concept of seasons. The large text is also easy for young eyes to follow. Readers will enjoy reading or listening as Bear happily makes his way through spring, summer, fall and winter. This whimsical tale is one in the series of Bear books that include Bear in a Square and Bear on a Bike. 2001, Barefoot Books, $14.99. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Sue Reichard
School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1-Bear is shown out and about in different types of weather throughout the year in this appealing picture book. He plays in the sunshine; sings in the rain, la Gene Kelly; paints when it's misty; and builds snow bears in the winter. Each page contains a single line of rhyming text and is complemented by a double-page watercolor scene done in vibrant hues. The use of thick watercolor paper adds depth and texture to bring the sky, hills, and bears to life. The words flow smoothly and the pictures will project well for storytime. A slight but appealing addition.-DeAnn Tabuchi, San Anselmo Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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