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Jesse Bear playfully "wears" not only his shirt and pants, but also the sun on his legs, sand on his arm, bathwater and bubbles, sleep in his eyes, etc. PW described this work as "ingenuous yet never coy.... An appealing book to share with a young child." Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 2 "Jesse Bear, what will you wear? /What will you wear in the morning?" wonders Jesse's mama. Throughout his day, Jesse proudly wears not only clothes ("my pants that dance in the morning"), but the sun, his highchair (and, inevitably, his "juice from a pear /and rice in my hair") and the bubbles in his bathtub too. The rhymes, besides having a charming lilt to them, are clean and catchy and beg to be recited. The illustrations, watercolors with pen and ink, combine freshness of color with freshness of attitude, and the result is a cheery, uncluttered exuberance. Words and illustrations interplay beautifully, each enhancing the other's brightness. The youngest members of the audience will love following the day's progression from morning to noon to night and recognizing familiar activities from each time of day; all of this is laid out simply and with great appeal. The double-page spread of Jesse's father's return home from work actually beams, seeming larger than the size of the pages. There's much for a child to recognize in this book: not just physical objects but attitudes, habits and relationships, too. Jesse Bear celebrates, and does more than justice to, youngsters' joy, pride and comfort in their own independence as they try on their own familiar environment and find that it fits. Liza Bliss, Central New England College, Worcester, Mass.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Purchased this as a gift for my friend's granddaughter. It was one of my favorites discovering it after my son was a little older. It's become a favorite for the little girl too.Published 23 days ago by Homeshoppr
I got this adorable book for my sweet nephew Jesse, he loved the connection to his name! Durable front cover and brilliantly illustrated pages.Published 2 months ago by Jen_Hohl
This just might be my 3 year olds favorite book. I bought it because it is one of the Before Five in a Row books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by melissa warner
I used to read this book to my son Jesse... I Ordered this for my grandson so he could listen to Daddy's favorite story I am so happy with all the wonderful kids books I have... Read morePublished 5 months ago by carleen