While at the library this week, I saw this book displayed on a shelf. I was immediately drawn to the title and the cover. I was not disappointed when I read it. I just had to add it to the Perfect Picture Book Friday list.
Baby Bear Sees Blue
Written and Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
Beach Lane Books 2012
Ages 2 and up
Themes: Colors, Nature, Animals
Synopsis: (from book jacket) With blue jays, brown trout, and yummy red strawberries, Baby Bear’s forest is a very colorful home. Join him as he explores the wonders of his lively, leafy world—with big Mama Bear always at his side.
Opening: In the den’s dark wall, an opening slowly fills with light. A glow creeps in. “Who is warming me, Mama?”asks Baby Bear. “That is the sun,” Mama says. Baby Bear sees yellow.
Why I Like This Book: Even though Baby Bear See Blue is a concept book, it has a sweet story. It is perfect for teaching colors to toddlers as baby bear explores nature with Mama Bear. Young children will be drawn to the vibrant illustrations as Baby Bear heads out of the den and spends his day discovering the colors of the forest. The relationship between baby and mama is adorable. This is a quiet book and makes for a wonderful bedtime read with the perfect ending for a deep sleep.
Susanna Leonard Hill features Perfect Picture Book Friday on her blog. This is a wonderful resource if you are wondering what books to give as gifts, needing material for a lesson, and mainly just perfect for those who love to read picture books. Here is a list of books by category. This is very handy for finding books for lessons in the classroom, or for finding books on a particular topic to discuss with your children at home. Each book listed has a link to a review and information about that book. There is also an alphabetical list.