So Far Up

by Susanne Strasser

An enticing cake in a second-story window draws the attention of a hungry Bear. “But... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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