Monday, March 19, 2012

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

I've had the chance to preview a great new children's storybook called, The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Iza Trapani. Here's some info on the book:

A bear goes over the mountain to see what he can see, hear what he can hear, smell what he can smell, touch what he can touch, and taste what he can taste; what a busy bear! When he sets out on a sunny morning in spring he uses all five of his senses to explore the world around him. He smells a skunk (yuck!) and sweet honeysuckle vines (yum!). He sees dragonflies and fuzzy ducklings, he hears crickets chirping, he touches a soft flower blossom, and more! When the chill of autumn comes creeping up over the mountain, he goes back to his cave for a snuggly sleep.

With warm, beautiful watercolors and playful, evocative words, Iza Trapani extends this classic children’s song to teach young children about the five senses and the four seasons. It’s so much fun that kids will want to go out exploring, just like the bear!

My kiddos love the song The Bear Went Over the Mountain, so they absolutely fell in love with the book. The illustration in the book is beyond fantastic and definitely draws the kids in. The story itself is great and like it says in the description it helps teach the kids their five senses and the four seasons.

The book comes out in April 2012 and is selling for the suggested retail of $16.95. This is definitely a must have for your kiddos collection!

More about the author:

Iza Trapani is a bestselling children’s book author and illustrator known for her popular extensions of nursery rhymes. Iza’s retelling of The Itsy Bitsy Spider has sold over a million copies and all her books are widely used in the United States and abroad. Among her awards are the IRA/CBC Children’s Choices, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Awards, ABA Pick of the Lists, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books. When she’s not in her studio, Iza likes to spend time outdoors and has gone over many mountains to see what she could see. Iza lives near Kingston, New York.

*Disclosure: I received the book as a review from the publishing company. This is no way influenced my review.*

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