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Bear sees colors
First edition.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Reading Level:
AD 440 L Lexile
Added Author:
While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.


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Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear Snores On .

Colors, colors everywhere!

Can you find colors just like Bear?

Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's adorable illustrations creatively introduce colors to the youngest Bear fans, who will delight in discovering a rainbow of fun.

Author Notes

Karma Wilson was an only child who grew up in Idaho and developed a love of reading at an early age. She was reading a novel a day by the age of eleven. Karma never considered a writing career until she and her husband used a tax refund to buy a computer. Determined to make the machine pay for itself, Karma learned to type and decided to try her hand at writing. After countless rejections, Bear Snores On was released in 2002 and made it on both The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists for children's books. Since then, she has had more than 30 other books accepted for publication. Her title Bear Says Thanks made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

A walk through the woods provides ample opportunities for spotting colors in Bear and Mouse's latest adventure. "Mouse and bear are walking;/ they are chitter-chatter-talking./ So much for them to do./ And the bear sees..." begins Wilson, as the animals appear against a white backdrop; both the open-ended rhyme and a pair of blue dragonflies hint at what awaits after the page turn. The next spread is a riot of blue, with Bear splashing in a river while flowers, fish, butterflies, and fruit offer readers many opportunities to "spy blue with Bear." Though Wilson's rhymes can be a tad herky-jerky, Chapman's vibrant acrylics give children plenty to pore over. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

As Bear strolls outdoors, his friend Mouse rides along on top of his head. Suddenly Bear sees blue! / Blue flowers / by the trail. / Blue berries. / Blue pail. / Blue, blue, EVERYWHERE! / Can you spy blue with Bear? It's an invitation that young children will find hard to resist, assuming they know their colors. And if they don't, a few strolls though the book with Bear, Mouse, and their woodland friends will bring them up to speed. Wilson juggles rhythm and rhyme with ease in verses celebrating blue, red, green, yellow, and (for a nice change) brown. The engaging text leaves plenty of room for audience participation, while the large-scale, colorful acrylic paintings show up well from a distance. Like Ashley Wolff's Baby Bear Sees Blue (2012), this addition to Wilson and Chapman's Bear series is a fine color-themed picture book for reading aloud in the home or the classroom.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-This wonderful, rhyming book for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers is awash in color: "Blue flowers by the trail. Blue berries. Blue Pail. Blue, blue EVERYWHERE!" The audiobook, as a stand-alone offering, cannot possibly convey the essence of the book (S. & S., 2014), which delivers brilliant color along with a sense of exploration, discovery, and exuberance. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who are learning colors will need to actually see the colors so beautifully rendered on the printed pages, as they learn to identify them and recognize other similarly colored objects. John McDonough's grandfatherly voice, measured and expressive, hangs on a suspenseful note just before each page is turned. Use the audio and printed version of this book simultaneously to fully engage young readers/listeners by providing a wonderful visual and listening experience.-Mary Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

Wilson and Chapman's Bear is back, this time for younger listeners who are learning colors. Rollicking rhymes, objects to spot and well-timed page turns will have kids shouting out: "Mouse and Bear are walking; / they are chitter-chatter-talking. / So much for them to do. / And the bear sees // blue! / Blue flowers / by the trail. / Blue berries. / Blue pail. / Blue, blue EVERYWHERE! / Can you spy blue with Bear?" The two meet Hare for an exploration of the color red; the three seek out yellow with Badger; Gopher and Mole join in to find green; and Raven, Owl and Wren introduce the color brown. The adventure ends with a full spread featuring every color; readers are invited to spot them. Solid rhymes give way to stream/green and round/brown, though readers likely won't careBear is that beloved (not to mention adorable) a character by now, and Chapman's friendly and energetic illustrations have so many things of each hue for them to identifynot just the items named in the text. Light on story but full of delightful details and lots of color practice, this is sure to garner many new fans for Bear and his group of friends. (Picture book. 2-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.