All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
On gift-giving occasions, give books and magazines based on your child's current interests.
Summary: Together, the family decides that they will go exploring to look for a bear. Once they've found the object of their affection, however, they rethink those brave thoughts. This is a fun story of adventure, complete with plenty of opportunities to imitate activities and sounds.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 1.3
Age of Child: Started reading with our 2-year-old daughter.
Young Reader Reaction: This one took a couple readings, but now we want to 'read it myself.' We like to hold the bear and make him walk along with the story.
Adult Reader Reaction: A cute story…with a surprise ending. The bear that comes with the book is GREAT. He in no way resembles your typical teddy bear, but is equally cute.
Pros: The illustrations are wonderful: story page in color, sound-effects page in black and white. The author took a lot of time selecting his sounds and it makes for wonderful, fun reading.
Cons: The family isn't so brave, after all.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow it first, just to see if you like it. I think you will.
Educational Themes: There is so much you can do with this story. Each phase of the journey introduces a different aspect of nature. You--and the little reader--have plenty of chances to imitate sounds and activities (like pretending to walk in high grass). It's also a great
Notes: Amazon noted the gift set was out of print, with limited availability. No restrictions noted at bn.com
Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, adventure, picture book