TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush

TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR

A Traditional Rhyme
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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear’s day into a full-out adventure. While the words of this classic childhood chant remain the same, Bush’s pictures tell an engrossing tale of an ingenuous bear who tumbles out of his owner’s backpack. With the assistance of furry and feathered friends alike, the lost bear makes it safely home before the little boy’s return. This new interpretation puts a unique spin on the tried-and-true verses; e.g., for “jump up high,” the intrepid bear is carried away by a friendly gull. The toddler-friendly pictures are just right for a younger audience. Bush’s full-color watercolor illustrations saturate the pages in a medley of vivid hues, perfectly designed to capture a reader’s attention. The final page includes a detailing of the traditional movements that accompany each action described in the verses. Bush’s refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-057835-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2005




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