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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Jesse Bear Series
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068980623X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689806230
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

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.

From School Library Journal

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.

More About the Author

Nancy White Carlstrom started writing when she was seven years old and has been writing ever since. She says, "I write when I am happy and when I am sad, and especially when I celebrate God's creation. When you read This Is the Day, I hope it will cause you to look at your world and be surprised by wonder every day of the week."

Customer Reviews

Great illustrations and rhyming text.
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This has been a favorite story of my children's...and one that I have enjoyed reading for many years!
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When Jesse Bear's pants dance she dances, she touches her toes and screams TOES!
Patricia Carolina Tovar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Betsy Terwelp on December 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, is an excellent book. This book focuses on younger children, but is interesting and fun for all to read. I am currently 16 years old and I have owned this book since I was very little. One can tell by the condition of the cover it was a very well liked bedtime story. The story tells of Jesse, a little bear cub, and what he does during the day. Jesse goes through the story telling what he wears for every activity he does, whether it is sand, a shirt or his pajamas. Jesse is a very mischevious, and spunky little cub who will keep you paying attention throughout the story. This book has great illustrations and will be treasured forever.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
As she approaches her 2nd birthday, our little girl is getting to the point now where simple board books are too boring, but lengthy stories are still too much for her to absorb. We stumbled across this Jesse Bear book somehow, and it's perfect for her. The illustrations are bright and pleasing. Plus, she can really relate to Jesse's typical day- getting dressed, playing, eating, Daddy coming home from work, bathing, and going to bed. Now I just need to find more books like this! One recommendation: If your child doesn't tear pages, I'd get the hardcover edition. First, I borrowed the hardcover from our library and then I ordered the board book from Amazon. The board book is much smaller than the hardcover, so now my daughter asks for me to read "BIG Jesse Bear book," and I have to explain that we only have the small one!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 10, 1999
Format: Board book
If it's past bedtime, my 10 year can pull out Jesse Bear and lure me into reading with him a little bit longer. We've been reading this for 9 years and I still love it. The illustrations are lovely. The cadence of the book is fun! I almost sing the words and the final few pages have created a ritual of "three kisses' and "hugs" and a tranquil feeling from the last page. What a beautiful place to live. It's a great gift book for younger kids, new moms or just to have for a special 10 minute reading period with your kids. Great last book before bedtime book!!!
Lena
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Wilson on August 26, 2005
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
First of all, I have to chuckle about the people worrying about political correctness. C'mon, folks, a little book isn't going to teach your kids about parental roles, between your influence and the fact that the world IS politically correct, they will get it soon enough! Secondly, some households have stay-at-home moms (we work, too, trust me!) and out of home dads, like ours! I had a professional career once too, and now I have a job that's just as important...and my husband is very involved with the kids, even though he works long hours to make our situation work. Sorry if Daddy coming home from work to see Mommy and son offends anyone! Good grief... I feel like I have apologize for loving this book that so closely mirrors my life - and gives my son great joy because he can relate so closely to it!

That being said, I will climb off my soapbox and praise this sweet little book. My son was captivated from 18 months on. The way it flows, its sweetness and silliness...And the last page always chokes me up. My little daughter has now discovered it, and we read it every night. She loves the part where Daddy comes home and Mommy is pushing Jessie Bear is in the tree swing - that's pretty much the scene at our house every night in our front yard!

It's a great, simple little book - I highly recommend it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By An Avid Reader on August 17, 2005
Format: Board book
We checked this book out from the library, and have renewed it four times. My 2.5 year old simply cannot get enough of Jesse Bear. We even made our own "Jesse Bear" and clothes out of felt, and he likes to play with it as we read the story.

It's true that Mama Bear is the primary caretaker, while Papa Bear is the bread-winner who puts his feet up when he gets home - unlike his wife who is actively involved in the illustrations for the entire book. So what? If you as a parent are worried about gender-inequality, what a perfect time to discuss gender roles! "Do you see how excited Jesse Bear is when Papa comes home from work? You know, in some families the Mama works too...." Since when does a book have to be politically correct in order to be worth reading or owning? I feel it is more important to expose children to the variety of life options in childrens' books, and use them as a stepping stone towards a discussion, than to avoid books based on the political correctness of the day.

If you're mature enough to handle 'old fashioned' gender roles, this book is sure to bring delight to your child and yourself. I am anxious to turn in the library book and replace it with a permanent copy for ourselves. I see Jesse Bear being a part of our lives for a looooooooooong time...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Carolina Tovar on June 4, 2001
Format: Board book
We love Jesse Bear. My husband and I are touched by the way our now 15 months old baby loves this book...she likes to hear the story over and over (like is normal for all kids at this age) a lot more than she like to hear other stories, she knows many words and acts out (in her very own way) the things that Jesse Bear is doing. When Jesse Bear's pants dance she dances, she touches her toes and screams TOES! when Jesse Bear is playing with a rose in his toes...She waits excited for the part about Jesse Bear wearing his CHAIR! and for the carrots and PEAS!, she loves the blanket that's blue and plays peek-a-boo and gives "bear hugs" to us...She just totally loves it. The illustrations of the book are beautifully done...Although I did notice that the papa bear comes home at night just for bath and bed time I don't consider that to be incorrect at all...the story portraits a very loving papa bear who -in this case like for many real life families- is working out all day. The mama is home taking care of Jesse Bear...I think this story could represent any happy family's normal day, whether is the mom or the dad working out of the home or both, the story has a main caregiver with the child all day and a loving parent who comes later on. The rhyme is nice, sweet and musical. My daughter can spend a long time just browsing through its pages and mumbling with joy things about Jesse Bear's adventures. This book is MUST HAVE for babies and young children.
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