Baby Bear Sees Blue
From bestselling picture book creator Ashley Wolff, here is a clever concept book th...more
Explore the world of color with Baby Bear! Baby Bear has so much to learn about the world! From the moment he wakes until it's time to curl up and go to sleep, he explores outside with his mama. They see green leaves, blue jays, brown trout, and--best of all--a patch of yummy red strawberries. From bestselling picture book creator Ashley Wolff, here is a clever concept book that combines engaging and intricate linocut illustrations with a story that enthusiastically encourages children to identi...more
Update: I shared it with my toddler story time group and it was a hit. The kids all covered their eyes at the end and saw "deep, soft black" just like baby bear.
Wolff's bright, detailed illustrations were created by printing on linoleum blocks in black, then hand coloring with waterclors. Among the many animals pictured are mice, squirrels, blue jays, birds, brown trout, bees, ladybug, grasshopper, butterflies, frog, snake and deer. My favorite images are yellow cave entrance, jays, under water, butterfl...more
1 starred review: PW.
See also Fuse #8's Caldecott/Newbery spring prediction...more
Baby Bear awakes on fine seasonal morning with his mother only to discover all the many colorful wonders of nature. After a day of exploration, the sky begins to grow dark and the rain begins to fall, a typical spring morning. This story introduces beautiful watercolors that depict the many vibrant colors of nature with gorgeous illustrations. A wonderful springtime story that is a perfect picture book for spring.
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"That is the sun," Mama says.
Baby Bear sees yellow.
Thus begins a perfect journey that baby bear and mama bear make through the world of colors. From green oak leaves to orange butterflies, baby bear explores his world. The fact that the color isn't said until after the page turn also leaves time for little ones to guess at what color will be mentioned (and see if they can see the color hint with mama bear before the p...more
So whether you are mama bear or a cub at heart looking for a new family favorite book, I would highly recommend this...more
In addition to being a solid text to introduce and review colors, the illustrations are charming. Full of life and energy, I especially like the fuzzy bears.
Recommended for preschool audiences.
A gorgeous book that I highly recommend for children up to kindergarten.