Two Bears Beneath the Stairs

Two Bears Beneath the Stairs

by Elizabeth Spurr, Nadine Bernard Westcott
     
 

When it's wet and cold outside

I search my house, where creatures hide!

They lie in wait in secret spots.

"Here I come, ready or not!"

How many armadillos are snoozing under the sofa pillows? How many apes are behind the drapes? Lift the flaps to find all the animals hiding around the house — from one pugnacious,

Overview

When it's wet and cold outside

I search my house, where creatures hide!

They lie in wait in secret spots.

"Here I come, ready or not!"

How many armadillos are snoozing under the sofa pillows? How many apes are behind the drapes? Lift the flaps to find all the animals hiding around the house — from one pugnacious, pug-nosed boar to ten tenderhearted leaf monkeys!


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Publishers Weekly
Let's Get Interactive Little ones will be able to wrap their hands around this group of interactive offerings. In Two Bears Beneath the Stairs: A Lift-the-Flap Counting Story by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott, a girl searches the house for imaginary animals. The story is told in verse ("Beneath my mother's vanity ten tenderhearted leaf monkeys "), while liftable flaps let readers join the search. Westcott's cheerful illustrations compensate for some skewed rhymes. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
This lift-the-flap counting story is a Children's Book of the Month Club Featured Selection. Explore a little girl's imagination as she looks through her house discovering some of the lesser known animals hiding under the sink, or in a closet and even in her father's file cabinet. Fun clues are offered in the rhymes, for instance, "If I snoop beneath the stairs, I may discover two (open the flap) big brown bears." The simple line drawings are colored in bright pastel colors and the unusual animals¾ocelots, crocodiles, armadillos and a boar¾look back at the little girl with the same friendly affection that she seems to feel for them. 2002, Little Simon,
— Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689847592
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
LIFTFLAP
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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