Click!

Click!

by Shutta Crum, John Beder, John Beder
     
 

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As morning breaks over a snowy landscape, a little cub eagerly starts the day. And in a snow-covered cabin, a small hunter bounces on the great hunter's bed as he too gets ready for a big adventure. But the moment this delightful parallel story progresses, the reader sees that the "hunters" are armed with cameras only, as they look for an opportunity to take a

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Overview

As morning breaks over a snowy landscape, a little cub eagerly starts the day. And in a snow-covered cabin, a small hunter bounces on the great hunter's bed as he too gets ready for a big adventure. But the moment this delightful parallel story progresses, the reader sees that the "hunters" are armed with cameras only, as they look for an opportunity to take a picture from a safe distance.

But little bears and little hunters have a way of wandering off. And even though their mothers take care to protect the young, it isn't long before bear and boy find themselves face to face. Then, CLICK, the little hunter gets his shot before the two go their separate ways to find their mothers again.

A rhythmic fantasy for all young adventurers ready to explore, Click! captures just the right balance of gentle humor and comforting warmth.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Reminiscent of Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal (Viking, 1948), this simple picture book follows the parallel adventures of and encounter between a polar bear cub and a young photographer. The full-page paintings are paired to mirror the two youngsters throughout the story: "Under a blanket of snow,/a great bear sleeps,/and a small bear dreams/close by his mother's side." On the opposite page, "Hushed in a snow-covered house,/a great hunter sleeps,/and a small hunter dreams/close by his mother's side." Subsequent illustrations take the action outdoors, showing the bear and cub walking, and the mother and son snowmobiling. Then each child runs off after a gull. They both slide down a slope and meet face to face. The boy "clicks" his camera and captures his prey. The mothers wait and worry until the youngsters return. Night falls, and the book ends as it began. Children will enjoy the soft, realistic watercolors and recognize the energy and joy of life shared by the characters. Beder captures the spirit of the encounter particularly well in the spread where they meet eye to eye. Through the artwork, youngsters will also see the affection each mother has for her offspring. The text has a similar soft and loving style. The verses enhance the pictorial story line, making this a lovely book to share one-on-one or with a group.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Little bears and boys set out on parallel journeys with their mothers in a tale that echoes the classic Blueberries for Sal...an ideal bedtime choice for preschoolers."

- The Calgary Herald

"The little boy in Click! finds what he's looking for - and then some. Shutta Crum's story shows the parallels between the daily adventure of a mother polar bear and her cub, and a mother who is a photographer, and her little boy...B.C. artist John Beder paints a beautiful winter wonderland for the human and animal hunters of the book."

- The Canadian Press

"Children will enjoy the soft, realistic watercolors and recognize the energy and joy of life shared by the characters. Beder captures the spirit of the encounter particularly well in the spread where they meet eye to eye. Through the artwork, youngsters will also see the affection each mother has for her offspring. The text has a similar soft and loving style....a lovely book to share one-on-one or with a group."

- School Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550050745
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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