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.

Resources:
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
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Preschoolers:  coloring activity
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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.

4 comments:

Julie Rowan-Zoch said...

This has to be one of my favorites from 2012!

Joanne Roberts said...

I love Ashley Wolf, but I hadn't heard about this book. Thanks for the introduction. It sounds like a great book to spark outdoor adventures.

Ashley said...

Thanks for the lovely review!

Angela Holland said...

My nephew would love this book, I will have to look for it. He likes to "read" books about animals.