Jamberry (Board Book)

Jamberry (Board Book)

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by Bruce Degen
     
 

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Hatberry
Shoeberry
In my canoeberry
Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries Berries for jam

They're off...a boy and an endearing, rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. And their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.

Children will want to feast again and again on Bruce

Overview

Hatberry
Shoeberry
In my canoeberry
Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries Berries for jam

They're off...a boy and an endearing, rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. And their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.

Children will want to feast again and again on Bruce Degen's exuberant, colorful pictures and his rollicking, berryful rhymes.

A young boy and a bear joyously romp through the land of berries where there are raspberry rabbits and a brassberry band with elephants skating on strawberry jam!Bruce Degen's exuberant tale, with his equally energetic and vibrant illustrations, is now a quality board book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
A celebration of berries, this exquisitely drawn tale follows a boy and a bear as they feast on freshly picked blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and more. The verse is often silly and almost nonsensical, with lots of rhyming and repetition. The illustrations are full of visual puns (flowers look suspiciously like jam-filled cookies, water lilies have pats of butter inside, etc.) Originally published in 1983, it is now available as a sturdy board book.
Children's Literature - Wendy Ricci
This story follows a young boy and his bear friend who romp and rhyme through a world filled with berries of all kinds. The reader becomes "surrounded" with berries as they are counted at the beginning and later fill up a canoe, go over a dam to make a "waterfall," mix with animals at a country fair, fill up a farm, ride on a train, appear at a circus, and finally explode in the sky like a fireworks display. This is a diverting book designed to spark the imagination of very young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694006519
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Tell Me a Story Series
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
29,064
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.87(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Bruce Degen is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved, perennial favorite Jamberry and numerous award-winning books for children. He is the author and illustrator of Daddy Is a Doodlebug and Sailaway Home as well as the illustrator of the highly acclaimed Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole; the ever-popular Jesse Bear books by Nancy White Carlstrom; Jazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson; and Shirley's Wonderful Baby by Valiska Gregory (available at your local library).

Bruce Degen's involvement with art has ranged from painting and printmaking to teaching art in New York City schools and directing an artists' lithography studio in Israel. Mr. Degen studied art at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. He was born in Brooklyn, New York—just like Charlie Muttnik—and now lives with his family in Connecticut.

Bruce Degen is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved, perennial favorite Jamberry and numerous award-winning books for children. He is the author and illustrator of Daddy Is a Doodlebug and Sailaway Home as well as the illustrator of the highly acclaimed Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole; the ever-popular Jesse Bear books by Nancy White Carlstrom; Jazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson; and Shirley's Wonderful Baby by Valiska Gregory (available at your local library).

Bruce Degen's involvement with art has ranged from painting and printmaking to teaching art in New York City schools and directing an artists' lithography studio in Israel. Mr. Degen studied art at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. He was born in Brooklyn, New York—just like Charlie Muttnik—and now lives with his family in Connecticut.

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Jamberry 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I fell in love with this wonderfully colorful, exuberent tale when she was but a wee child of two. Our love affair lasted through many evening reading sessions, curled together on the bed with her puffalumps and babydolls, until the book all but fell apart in her 8th year. She is sixteen now, and I find myself pulling out my card so we can have another copy in our home, for all the wonderful memories it holds for both of us. Bruce Degen truly dusted the pages with magic when he gave life to the boy and the bear in this fanciful book. If you share nothing else with your child, share this book. It makes everything else possible.
Sendame More than 1 year ago
Just downloaded the new read and play version on our nook color yesterday. This book is such a cute read, and then add to that the beautiful illustrations - now slightly annimated - it's so wonderful! Our entire family has joy reading it. Great job, nook color creators! We love it.
ReinbowRose More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I received it as part of a book club and I remember sitting on the floor of my bedroom reading it and rereading it over and over again. I loved going through the pictures and finding the silly little things hidden in them and singing the words of the book. My mother saved it as I grew to hold onto for my future children. I now have a 2-year-old son who finds this book as equally enjoyable as I did. The creative rhymes make him giggle and laugh every time and he enjoys finding the silly little things in the pictures too. His favorite time to read it is at breakfast when we are eating berries ourselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this for my grandson even though he's only 4 mos. It does capture his attention. He listens to the sounds and I enjoy the time together. The Big kid in me loves the animation and I must confess, the drawing pad is my favorite. So, for all you grandparents, splurge. You won't regret it.
ARoseColoredView More than 1 year ago
This is a great interactive book for your 3 - 6 year old. They will love it and while they are having fun they are learning. See how many berries you can catch...What goes quack?...Even a page to practice your drawing abilities. Well worth the price. It's a book. It's a game. It's a drawing board. It's a musical instrument.
Judi-Ashley More than 1 year ago
Fun for any age. Rhyming and counting and friends.
bubble07 More than 1 year ago
My son loves this beautiful fun loving illustrated book! The story is so cute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up on this book, one of the first i ever read, and even now (i'm 19,) i still love it! now that it is so old it is falling apart but i'll keep it forever and read it to my kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though I have read Jamberry hundreds of times, I am not bored of it. The words are fun to read and the illustrations are delightful! Our first copy drown in milk, and I am now purchasing the book a second time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books I actually read to my daughter when she was 8 months old and she listen to it all the way through from day one. Today, she is 2 1/2 and it is still one of our favorites! I never get tired of reading it and she still hangs on every silly word. The illustrations are very entertaining as well. I just don't know why this isn't more talked about. It is up there with Goodnight Moon in my book and a lot better for the younger set than Runaway Rabbit which is really better for a little older child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my color nook. . . I never imagined how loved this book would become for my grand kids. . . Time and time again I hear them reading this, recording it and being silly. . . . I Even enjoy it with the kids ( ages 6 and 9) . . . The illustrations are great, the words are fun and make the kids laugh. . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the kids to experience this as a 'read and play' on my Nook. Great story voice, great interaction, and a fun story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Brings back memorys of when I was little. I'M 9 PEOPLE THIS IS A VERY LOVING BOOK! IT SHOULD GET A AWARD OR METAL!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, illustrations & animations. Only con is this is one of those ebooks with very quiet audio so you have to listen closely which is a challenge for the 2 yr old. The interactive games are a great feature. Overall we're happy with this.
Karen Green More than 1 year ago
The drawings are great and the sounds really add to the fun!
Gillian Bushell More than 1 year ago
Price is high, but well worth it - the colours are amazing on the Nook and the story is charming. One of our favourites so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have given it 5 stars if it was a few dollars cheaper. When I was littler I used to read this book all the time. I know the interactions added may cost more money but it shouldn't be 15 dollars altogether. I will definetely buy it again if there is a price deduction.
Josh Golsan More than 1 year ago
Love the book sooooooo much, should i get this formy little sis?
Thea Sprague More than 1 year ago
My wife & I have purchaed quite few of the read and play books for our daughter ( who just turned 8 ) and this is easily the best interactive book available. Great narration/ voice direction, bright and colorful illustrations and creative play sections make this book a must have.
robert klein More than 1 year ago
I just got this book and it is great. I soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooioooooooo recomrnd this
pbemm44 More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book when i was reading to my baby in the womb. I fell in love with the book the first time i read it. Now 3 years later it is still my favorite book. I read it to my daughter every night. The illustrations are amazing. The cattails are marshmellows, the lilly pads are crackers. It is really neat to discover all of the things in the book and the colors are bright and attractive. Before i discovered this book i was a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. While i am still a fan this book has replaced his books as my favorites. I would recommend this childrens book to anyone looking for a fun book for any child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for anytime, lots of fun to read and the kids love to listen to the story and look at the illustrations!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Take part in a organization called Read-a-loud. Some friends and I go on alternating weeks to a preschool and read books to the children. Today I went and read this woderful book called 'Jamberry' I was blowen away by how good it was so. I liked what bruce wrote in the afterward and the kids loved the pictures. Its tons of fun and I went strait to look it up on my computer. I recomend this book to every person who enjoys a good entertaining short story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Come along and sing the song of ¿Jamberry¿ in ¿Jamberryland.¿ A little boy befriends a dancing bear that is picking scores of berries in Berryland. The illustrations in this book are OUTSTANDING, sweet, and silly, beset with wit and surprises such as fruit tart flowers, butter-cookie lily pads, and bread vines to name a few. Visually stunning, as well as wonderfully rhythmic too, ¿Quickberry! Quackberry! Pick me a blackberry! Trainberry, Trackberry Clickerty-clackberry!¿ Terrific use of alliteration. This dynamic little board book will captivate your children, and don¿t be surprised if it charms you too. Indeed, ¿Jamberry¿ is one of the MOST imaginative books ever written for infants and young children! Birth and up.