A walk through the woods provides ample opportunities for spotting colors in Bear and Mouse’s latest adventure. “Mouse and bear are walking;/ they are chitter-chatter-talking./ So much for them to do./ And the bear sees...” begins Wilson, as the animals appear against a white backdrop; both the open-ended rhyme and a pair of blue dragonflies hint at what awaits after the page turn. The next spread is a riot of blue, with Bear splashing in a river while flowers, fish, butterflies, and fruit offer readers many opportunities to “spy blue with Bear.” Though Wilson’s rhymes can be a tad herky-jerky, Chapman’s vibrant acrylics give children plenty to pore over. (Publishers Weekly July 14, 2014)
About the Author
Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon & Schuster, including the Bear series and Where Is Home, Little Pip? Karma lives in Oregon.
Jane Chapman has illustrated numerous picture books, including Bear Snores On and the Happy and Honey books by Laura Godwin. She lives with her family in Dorset, England.