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“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read.”
Summary: A young boy and a bear cub spend their time together on an adventure that is all about berries: real, imaginary, and made-up, too. This rhyming poem celebrates silliness and berries.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, learning to read, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Read with 6½-year old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Reading this book always resulted in lots of giggle along the way. Our daughter like the sing-song cadence of the poem and loved the colorful, imaginative pictures.
Adult Reader Reaction: This wasn't around when we were kids, but it would have been a favorite. This is one of those books where the illustrations seem to invite you into the story and you feel like your part of the action.
Pros: Kids will love the colorful pictures and the fun of making up words. Parents will love that it's a fast read.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a book that will be pulled from the shelf time and time again from toddlerhood through early elementary.