Hold Tight!

Hold Tight!

by John Prater
     
 


The newest in John Prater's charming series of Baby Bear Books brings Grandbear and his playful grandson, Baby Bear together again in another delightful story for pre-schoolers. Grandbear is busy doing the laundry while Baby Bear plays with a cardboard box. The little bear's imagination transforms the box into a train—and soon, Grandbear lets him climb…  See more details below

Overview


The newest in John Prater's charming series of Baby Bear Books brings Grandbear and his playful grandson, Baby Bear together again in another delightful story for pre-schoolers. Grandbear is busy doing the laundry while Baby Bear plays with a cardboard box. The little bear's imagination transforms the box into a train—and soon, Grandbear lets him climb into the laundry basket for the next in a series of exciting rides. Finally, Grandbear lifts Baby Bear high into the air, then down on his big shoulders, for the best ride of them all. The large, full-color illustrations on every page add to the appeal of these enduring storybook friends. (Ages: Infant-4)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Hold Tight! by John Prater, Baby Bear-in his sixth starring role-wonders, why do the laundry when there's fun to be had? The young hero imagines a box first as an airplane, then a train. "Want to come?" he asks Grandbear. "Hold tight!" says Grandbear, adroitly hoisting the box with aviator Baby Bear at the helm, and readers can easily discern from Grandbear's crinkly-eyed bemusement that he doesn't really mind being distracted from his chores.
School Library Journal
PreS-Grandbear is trying to do the laundry, but Baby Bear wants to play, so the big bear takes a break to lift the cub and his plane high over head, push him in his box across the countryside, and toss him in his boat across huge rolling waves. Beautiful watercolor images of the pair are set off by vertical side panels or a horizontal top panel depicting the little bear's fantasies, which may spur conversation about the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Prater's characters exude emotion and charm, with the small, exuberant, and endearing cub a complement to the big, strong, and loving adult. The story is told in succinct, rhythmic language with a playful refrain that will captivate listeners on a lap or in a storyhour.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764123047
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author


John Prater is an artist who lives and teaches in Portsmouth, England. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, he gives frequent art demonstrations to school children throughout England.

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