Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff.
This book has been nominated for a Cybils as well. In our house, it has been awarded the most quoted picture book of late. It is also in the running for the most reread picture book of October 2012. This is another random off the shelf library grab.
This is a simple book about a baby bear asking his mama questions. The mother then answers her cub. All of the answers are followed by the baby bear seeing a particular color. For example, as it begins:
“Who is warming me, Mama?” asks Baby Bear. “That is the sun,” Mama says. Baby Bear sees yellow.
My son is pretty good with his colors now. I’m pretty convinced this book had something to do with it.
The illustrations are dramatically done. There are bold colors and very dark lines in Ashley Wolff’s illustrations. It works well for this book.
My son’s favorite questions to ask from this book are:
- “What smells so good, Mama?”
- “Mama! Who is growling at me?”
I’ll say to him, “I don’t know? What smells so good?” He’ll respond to whatever it is that smells good. When he asks who is growling at him, and I say, “I don’t know. Who is growling at you?” He always responds with, “That’s the thunder.” Which is interesting because we live in the San Francisco Bay Area and there isn’t a lot of thunder here. He always keeps me guessing with what’s going on in that brain of his.
We like this book. It is an easy, calm read that is great just before nap time or bedtime. I don’t have to edit anything and it seems to have helped him learn his colors. I definitely recommend this book and my son would probably highly, highly recommend this book.
Where Obtained: Library.
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We haven’t read this one yet, but it does seem that it’s a favorite of many this year!