Bear Sees Colors: with audio recording [NOOK Book]


Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear Snores On.

Colors, colors everywhere!

Can you find colors just like Bear?

Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s adorable ...
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Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear Snores On.

Colors, colors everywhere!

Can you find colors just like Bear?

Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s adorable illustrations creatively introduce colors to the youngest Bear fans, who will delight in discovering a rainbow of fun.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS—Children will love accompanying Bear on yet another adventure as he and Mouse go walking. "So much for them to do./And the bear/sees…." A page turn reveals the two friends splashing in a setting saturated in the color name that completes the rhyme—blue! "Blue flowers/by the trail./Blue berries./Blue pail." Since not all the objects in the beautiful spread are named, readers can take up the invitation issued here and in similar challenges throughout the book: "Can you spy blue with Bear?" Bear and Mouse meet, in turn, their familiar cast of animal friends: Hare, Badger, Gopher and Mole, and Raven, Owl, and Wren. Each time, a page turn depicts a scene replete with a new color as Bear and his friends enjoy the forest. Especially alert preschoolers will discover an additional hint of what color comes next from the insects he sees. Red ladybugs, for example, fly about the page before the animals cavort amid red berries and flowers on the next spread. While some rhymes don't quite work, this is a very small quibble. The large acrylic paintings, in which even the backgrounds are drenched in the highlighted color, and the opportunity for children to sharpen their rhyming and observation skills as well as learn their colors make this interactive journey a must. Don't miss it!—Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT
Publishers Weekly
A walk through the woods provides ample opportunities for spotting colors in Bear and Mouse’s latest adventure. “Mouse and bear are walking;/ they are chitter-chatter-talking./ So much for them to do./ And the bear sees...” begins Wilson, as the animals appear against a white backdrop; both the open-ended rhyme and a pair of blue dragonflies hint at what awaits after the page turn. The next spread is a riot of blue, with Bear splashing in a river while flowers, fish, butterflies, and fruit offer readers many opportunities to “spy blue with Bear.” Though Wilson’s rhymes can be a tad herky-jerky, Chapman’s vibrant acrylics give children plenty to pore over. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
Wilson and Chapman's Bear is back, this time for younger listeners who are learning colors. Rollicking rhymes, objects to spot and well-timed page turns will have kids shouting out: "Mouse and Bear are walking; / they are chitter-chatter-talking. / So much for them to do. / And the bear sees… // blue! / Blue flowers / by the trail. / Blue berries. / Blue pail. / Blue, blue EVERYWHERE! / Can you spy blue with Bear?" The two meet Hare for an exploration of the color red; the three seek out yellow with Badger; Gopher and Mole join in to find green; and Raven, Owl and Wren introduce the color brown. The adventure ends with a full spread featuring every color; readers are invited to spot them. Solid rhymes give way to stream/green and round/brown, though readers likely won't care—Bear is that beloved (not to mention adorable) a character by now, and Chapman's friendly and energetic illustrations have so many things of each hue for them to identify—not just the items named in the text. Light on story but full of delightful details and lots of color practice, this is sure to garner many new fans for Bear and his group of friends. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442465398
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 9/23/2014
  • Series: Bear Books
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 291,086
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Karma Wilson
Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon & Schuster, including the Bear series and Where Is Home, Little Pip? Karma lives in Idaho.
Jane Chapman has illustrated numerous picture books, including Bear Snores On and the Happy and Honey books by Laura Godwin. She lives with her family in Dorset, England.
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