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Wherever Bears Be
     

Wherever Bears Be

by Sue Ann Alderson, Arden Johnson (Illustrator)
 
The joys of summertime berry-picking and eating are celebrated in this full-color, read-aloud book. Alderson's running dialogue plays out the affectionate push-pull between two sisters, while Johnson's adorable bears frolic in the background.

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The joys of summertime berry-picking and eating are celebrated in this full-color, read-aloud book. Alderson's running dialogue plays out the affectionate push-pull between two sisters, while Johnson's adorable bears frolic in the background.

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Children's Literature - Bonnie Bruneau
In this fun, adventure-filled book, two little girls go searching on a mountain for berries to pick and put in their tin buckets. They follow a long path and sing rhyming, adorable songs as they go along on their outing. As they pick many berries, they realize that there may be bears around looking for berries, too. The two girls hear noises from several places. Then they spot bears, a squirrel, a raccoon and a deer in this great book to read aloud.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3Sent to the mountain to pick blueberries, Belinda and Samantha delight in scaring one another with thoughts of bears. Each sound and shape becomes an imagined bear until further examination reveals a squirrel, a raccoon, or a deer. The fanciful text consists of the dialogue between the two girls, and their voices are indicated by different fonts. Unfortunately, the fonts arent distinct enough and it is often difficult to determine which character is speaking and what is happening. Johnsons capricious illustrations work better than the text. They have wonderfully imagined bears and blueberries that rain joyously from the sky. As the girls leave the mountain, the trees appear in the shape of a bears head, with dark spots designating its eyes, nose, and mouth. Readers who are comfortable with a dreamlike reality may enjoy this frolic, but the more literal minded will be awash in the imagery. Those looking for blueberries and bears will find Robert McCloskeys Blueberries for Sal (Viking, 1948) a less colorful but more accessible story.Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883672775
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.29(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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