for So Far Up
by Susanne Strasser
An enticing cake in a second-story window draws the attention of a hungry Bear. “But the cake is so far up. And Bear is so far down.” Pig jumps onto Bear’s head, but they still can’t reach the cake. Dog is added to the mounting animal ladder, followed by Rabbit, Hen, and Frog, but each time the cake remains “so far up.” When a child suddenly appears at the window and takes the cake, it seems the animals’ combined effort was in vain—until the front door pops open and the cake is shared with all. Appealing illustrations showcasing the animals’ acrobatic balancing act, a patterned refrain, and energetic sound effects combine in a board book with a delicious surprise ending. (Ages 1–4)
CCBC Choices 2019. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019. Used with permission.
Bear can't reach the cake he's after--it's so far up, and he's so far down! Will his friends be able to help?
Toddlers will be drawn in by repetition, opposites, humor, and an unexpected twist in this board book story about Bear's quest to reach a cake on a windowsill that is so far up! A cast of friendly animals--who are all so far down--try to help bear reach the desired cake. But what happens when a child swoops in with other plans? Short, simple, and memorable, this board book offers a satisfying story arc.
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