Written & Illustrated By: Iza Trapani
Sky Pony Press, April 2012, Fiction
Suitable For: ages 3-7
Themes/Topics: Animals, Language Fun, Nature, Seasons, 5 Senses
Opening: "The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain
To see what he could see.
He saw a dragonfly,
A bluebird flitting by,
Three fuzzy rabbits skipping,
Five happy ducklings dipping..."
Brief Synopsis: The bear goes over the mountain to see what he can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste, and he gets a few surprises while he's at it! :)
Links To Resources: Classroom Activities, Coloring Page, Maze, Connect-The-Dots, Word Search, Bookmarks.
Why I Like This Book: This book, like all of Iza Trapani's books, has impeccable, fun-to-read/sing aloud rhyme, a delightful child-friendly story, and gorgeous art that makes you want to crawl right into the pages and live there :) The bear goes over the mountain and experiences nature through all five of his senses, some in rather unexpected ways. Children will learn the song quickly because it's a familiar tune, and they will delight in singing along to the bear's adventures. Perfect for bedtime, story time, preschoolers learning about the 5 senses, rides in the car - another winner from Iza!
Iza was kind enough to visit us here recently, and if you didn't get to see her interview you can read it HERE.
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Now, before we all rush off to read the other PPBs and enjoy our weekends, I have
First, in case you haven't had a chance to check it out, Phyllis visited Clar in Virginia, and Melissa in Australia. She is currently flying home from England (I wonder if she'll have an accent :)) and arrived in South Korea yesterday which was tomorrow over there at the time :) She should be arriving at Saba's in Washington today. And this just in, she has been to see Alison in Georgia!
Second, by overwhelmingly popular demand, editor Erin Molta's visit to our little corner of the blogosphere will be a Q&A, possibly divided into more than one post, so please check the comments from Wednesday's post to see the questions currently on the table, and add any additional questions here when you think of them (or email me :)) There is not yet a set date for this extravaganza, but you can be sure I'll let you know! :)
Finally, on Monday we will have a visit from the fabulous author/illustrator Lisa Thiesing! Because I know people in high places (that would be me) I have already read her interview, and I can assure you it is really good!!! So I hope you'll all flock over here first thing Monday morning and show her some much-deserved love! :)
Now then. PPB bloggers, please add your post-specific link below, and everyone have a super-fantastic fun-filled weekend!!!