Friday, March 8, 2013
Perfect Picture Book Friday: Baby Bear Sees Blue
Title: Baby Bear Sees Blue
Author: Ashley Wolff
Illustrator: Ashley Wolff
Publisher: Beach Lane Books, February 7, 2012
Age: 2 and up
Topics: Colors, Bears, Nature, Exploring
Opening: In the den's dark wall, an opening slowly fills with light. A glow creeps in. "Who is warming, Mama?" asks Baby Bear. "That is the sun," Mama says. Baby Bear sees yellow.
Book Summary: 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.
There are many activities that can done to enhance this book. Take your child on a color walk. Try to find everything Baby Bear finds on his color adventure. Take a journal with you and help your children log everything s/he finds that is red, yellow, blue and etc.
More color activities:
Toddlers: coloring activity
Preschoolers: coloring activity
Why I Like This Book:
A leaf is green. A trout is brown. A stormy sky is gray. This is a wonderful concept book. As Baby Bear explores the world outside his den, he discovers colors of every kind. Children will identify with his curiosity and motivation to explore his natural environment. When I read this book to my young toddler class, they loved it! They sat through the whole book so that says a lot since toddlers are known to have shorter attention spans! The rich and vibrant illustrations kept them engaged.