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Author: Clare Beaton

Illustrator: Clare Beaton

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Publisher: Barron's Educational Series,

Material: paperback

Summary: A picture book of different types of weather with words in both English and French. The book uses teddy bears (which all toddlers recognize) to show the concept of weather.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Age of Child: Started reading with child when she was 2 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He can identify the pictures of different types of weather easily in English and is beginning to understand there is more than one word to identify an object or occurrence.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a great book to teach the concept of weather in both languages. Plus, there is a pronunciation guide at the back of the book for those of us who are a bit rusty.

Pros: This book contains fun and easily identifiable illustrations of weather use adorable teddy bears.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. It is widely available, is published by Barron's and it is a great primer for learning language and learning to read.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Je Suis Le Petit Prince (I am the Little Prince) WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT   JUMP, FROG, JUMP!   BONJOUR, JE SUIS LE PETIT PRINCE (I AM THE LITTLE PRINCE)

Educational Themes: This book presents two lessons: First, it teaches about weather, and second, it presents weather terms in both English and French.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, weather, nature, bilingual, French

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2004

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