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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442413069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442413061
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentel story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world.... Wolff's lovely compositions feature inked linoleum block prints that render those bears a strinkingly deep, matte black. Lush, washy watercolors illuminate the scenes--colors in the downpour's puddles reflect a rainbow. Curious Baby Bear is 100-percent toddler, and Wolff skillfully captures both the bear-ish...and the human.... Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds."

--Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2011

* "Wolff’s (Compost Stew) watercolor-tinted linocuts make each page of this story simultaneously cozy and dramatic—cozy because they star a fuzzy bear cub and his mother, and dramatic because each one contrasts dark shapes with washes of light and color.... Children will be absorbed by the complex textures of Wolff’s linocuts, the Japanese woodblock–style graded shades of the sky, and the reassuring comfort of a world that is always safely guarded by Mama Bear."

--Publishers Weekly, December 5, 2011, *STAR

"Luscious full-page linoleum print and watercolor illustrations delight with bright colors.... It would work well in storytimes or one on one."

--School Library Journal, January 2012

"Wolff’s illustrations, black linoleum-block prints washed with watercolors, feature bold lines, strong
compositions, and sensitive uses of color that will draw readers into the pictures. Excellent for group
sharing.... The quiet text is made up of Baby Bear’s questions about the sensory wonders of his world and his mother’s replies, and given a chance, young children will be happy to supply the answers first. An engaging concept book with just enough narrative for its audience."

--Booklist, February 1, 2012

“The pacing of the book is perfectly suited to its young audience. With each new encounter Baby Bear’s question and Mama’s answer occur on one double-page spread while the next spread pauses to let Baby Bear (and readers) revel in the colors and in nature…. Wolff’s art—linoleum block prints hand-colored with watercolor—capture not only the glories of the natural world but also the loving relationship between parent and child. Satisfyingly, the book comes full circle, ending at bedtime: “‘Good night, Baby Bear,’ Mama says. ‘Good night, Mama,’ says Baby Bear. Then Baby Bear closes his eyes and sees nothing but deep, soft black.”

The Horn Book, March/April 2012

“There’s no better way to teach little ones their colors than with the whimsical, wonder-filled “Baby Bear Sees Blue” by Ashley Wolff.”

The Missourian, February 11-12, 2012

About the Author

Ashley Wolff is the author/illustrator of more than sixty books for children, including Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson, Baby Beluga by Raffi, the modern-classic Miss Bindergarten series by Joseph Slate, and her own Stella and Roy and Stella and Roy Go Camping. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their border collie, Lucy. Visit her at AshleyWolff.com.

More About the Author

I am a children's book author and illustrator in San Francisco, CA. I have lived in the same neighborhood and house for almost 18 years and am lucky enough to work right upstairs in an extra bedroom. I am married to a newspaper reporter and the mother of two teenage boys and a border collie named Lucy. I have created over 40 books, all done in Northern CA, but set all over the world, including in my home state of Vermont, where I had a wonderful country childhood. I still love to be outdoors, whether gardening, watching birds or hiking and skiing.

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What a geat way to teach colors!
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Clever, creative, sweet, and well written, with beautiful illustrations, children will love this book.
Carol Ekster
And it does so without being heavy-handed or obvious, which I really appreciate.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on April 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I like to think of myself as having a low cutesy tolerance. Cute is fine. Cutesy is not. As a new mother, though, I find myself in the peculiar position of finding books cute that in my pre-maternal state I would have laughed off as saccharine. Suddenly When My Baby Dreams is a book I literally cannot stop staring at whenever it comes across my desk (it's unnerving how it plunges me into a near vegetative state) and Someday by Alison McGhee actually causes saltwater tears to form in my eyeballs against my will. Determined not to let the adorableness of the picture book world get to me I put up an extra coat of armor and trudged dutifully into my library to see what cropped up in the current season. Trouble is, that armor falls to pieces instantly when it comes in contact with something like Baby Bear Sees Blue. Not because it's cute (though it is). Not because it's beautiful (though it is). Not because it has a clever way of incorporating the theme of colors or because the writing is the perfect length or because it walks the tightrope between succinct and evocative (though it does, does, does). It's because the darn book does all these things at once. An infinitely touching and strikingly beautiful title, this is one little picture book that I'm not ashamed to openly love.

On a beautiful day with the sun rising high into the sky a little baby bear wakes up alongside his mama. Drawn to the new light he asks "Who is warming me, mama?" "That is the sun" she replies, so he sits and looks at it a while. Once they leave their den there are so many other things to see. Leaves are waving green.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Grange on May 8, 2012
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This is one of my favorite picture books published this year. Not only are the illustrations amazingly gorgeous, but the text reads smoothly and simply. I also appreciated how patient Mama Bear is with her very curious cub. She answers all his questions and lets him explore, but she is nearby should he get in trouble. This is a great book for teaching children to really see the world around them and the sights and smells that bring that world to life. It also makes for a tender bedtime story. It also works as a read-a-loud and is perfect for teaching about colors. Highly, highly recommended. I wouldn't be surprised if this book got some award love, in fact, I hope it does.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anna on May 4, 2012
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If you are a fan of "Blueberries for Sal" you will enjoy this book. There is lots to see in each beautifully illustrated page.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol Ekster on April 6, 2012
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As a former elementary school teacher and now as an author, I get so excited when I find a perfect picture book. Baby bear sees BLUE is such a book. It uses beautiful but simplistic language to explore baby bear's world and also introduces children to colors. It's wonderful for teachers to use as there is a predictable pattern for children to guess the color baby bear will see. Clever, creative, sweet, and well written, with beautiful illustrations, children will love this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Catherine W. Hughes on April 6, 2012
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Baby Bear steps out of his cave to explore the world and its rainbow of colors, following the path and words of his Mama Bear. In a gentle back and forth, Baby Bear and his Mama Bear discover the colors of life on the earth, ending in quiet darkness. Young children, ages 2-5, will want to explore the world with Baby Bear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ariea on February 22, 2013
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This is a great book for learning colors and inspiring wonder in a youths surroundings while instilling the fundamental importance of mother-child bonding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. S. on November 28, 2012
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Storytime is a great time in our house, although that's usually for one of two reasons: 1) I'm thinking how precious these moments are, and that they'll soon be gone, or 2) I'm thinking "OH MY GOD GET THIS CHILD TO BED BEFORE I TEAR OUT MY HAIR."

Even on days when storytime falls into the latter category and I am feeling drained of patience and perspective, this book is like hitting a reset button. It is sweet but not saccharine; simple but meaningful. It's all about a child discovering the most basic things for the first time. And that's one of my favorite aspects of parenting: introducing my daughter to the world. That's when I feel most acutely the wonder of this job. When my kid asks, "what's this called?" anybody could tell her. But I get to do it. I get to see her brow furrow while she tries to synthesize a new word or idea or feeling. And even on days when bedtime couldn't come fast enough, this book reminds me that this parenting thing is pretty magical. And it does so without being heavy-handed or obvious, which I really appreciate. Kids' books are easy to overdo with overly sentimental language, and a lot of authors overdo them. Not this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Regge Episale on March 15, 2012
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This book by Ashley Wolff does introduce color but more than that it introduces the color of the world around us. Children will easily translate the colors Baby Bear finds in nature to the colors they find in their own backyard. It's a book with large, expressive, beautiful pictures that young children will enjoy. I can just imagine my own granddaughter pointing at the green trees around her and back to the picture in the book. Lovely. Baby Bear Sees Blue
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