Baby Bear Counts One

by Ashley Wolff

A follow-up to Baby Bear Sees Blue (Beach Lane / Simon & Schuster, 2012) has the... read more

A follow-up to Baby Bear Sees Blue (Beach Lane / Simon & Schuster, 2012) has the little cub continuing to learn about his world as autumn winds down. "Mama, who woke me?" he asks after hearing a thocking sound. It's a woodpecker, Mama explains. "Baby Bear counts 1." Acorns fall on his head and Mama explains squirrels are collecting nuts. "Baby Bear counts 2." Beavers, deer, crows, and other creatures getting ready for winter give Baby Bear the opportunity to eventually count all the way to ten. But with the arrival of winter comes a sky full of snowflakes too numerous to count. Repetition and onomatopoeia are incorporated into a satisfying story set against beautifully composed and colored linoleum print illustrations. (Ages 2-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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