Friday, September 2, 2016

Mom, There's a Bear at the Door by Sabine Lipan- ADVISABLE

Lipan, Sabine Mom, There's a Bear at the Door. Eerdman Books for Young Readers, 2016.  $16.00. PICTURE BOOK. When a little girl informs her mom that there is a bear at the door, an ongoing, imaginative conversation takes place that sends readers on a magical journey.  How does a bear get on an elevator and to the 11th floor? Pushes the button, of course. How does the bear get to the apartment from the forest? The bus, of course. For every question the mother raises, the little girl has a completely logical (or is it?) explanation.  After eating black forest cake and honey cake atop the apartment building, the little girl and bear make the journey back to the forest and have a nap.  This is an adorable book that will become a favorite of many.  The story is perfectly written.  The illustrations are unique.  The wording for the little girl is in black and the wording for the mother is in red.  There is a lot of repetition in their conversations and makes this book a great early reader.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ADVISABLE. Reviewer: SL

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