Bears dressed as people arise in the morning and go to four different buildings: preschool, supermarket, office building, and library. An exterior view is shown of eachlocation; a double spread gives a panorama of activities taking place in a large, busy room; then each activity is shown again, appropriately captioned. The illustrations, in Rockwell's familiar, cheerfully unpretentious style, are well-organized for clarity; the activities are well-chosen for interest, familiarity, and, in the case of the office, understandable purpose. The busy, multi-age and multimedia library scene should warm librarians' hearts. A couple of careless details are annoying: the office elevator seems to open to the outdoors, and the school clock has one hand centered on the 8 and the other on the 6, exasperating to any adult who is trying to teach a child to tell time the old-fashioned way. A pleasant, useful view of common activities, related to language for beginning talkers and beginning readers.