You're a bear

by Jukes, Mavis.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers J E Juk
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Easy Readers
Call Number  J E Juk
You're a gruff bear with fleas. A grump with a hump between your shoulders. So begins Mavis Jukes's playful story of a young girl who wanders the house, imagining herself as a bear with lots to do: sniff for owl in the skies, go for a dip, and finally lumber to a hidden lair for slumber. Gorgeously illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, this is a sublime picture book about imagination with lush language that begs to be read aloud.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. Newbery Honor author Jukes celebrates the power of imaginative play in this delightful story of a young girl who entertains herself before going to bed by pretending to be a bear. Under a furry coat, the girl prowls through the house, hunting for food and fishing in the bathtub, at last drifting off to sleep holding her stuffed bear. The spreads feature an image of a real bear on left-hand pages, accompanied by rich, rhyming text. On the right, full bleeds show the girl imitating bear movements while her affectionate brother and parents look on. Children will enjoy immersing themselves in this play world while listening to words that conjure up bears: Wish for fish. Stand in the sand / by a stream. / In a pool you'll see reflection of your drool. / You'll see floppy lips--and underneath, / scary teeth that gleam and glimmer. Johnson and Fancher, known for their work in Mary Pope Osborne's New York's Bravest (2002), use a soft, rich palette to capture the complete focus of a child using familiar objects to create a fanciful evening of play. --Louise Brueggeman Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Imagination -- Fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Johnson, Steve, 1960-
Fancher, Lou.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
ISBN 0375802673
0375902678 (lib. bdg.)
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