Wednesday, May 9, 2018

One Bear Extraordinaire by Jayme McGowan -- ADVISABLE

McGowan, Jayme One Bear Extraordinaire. PICTURE BOOK. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015. $17. 9781419716546

Bear is a rambling musician who loves to take his songs throughout the forest. But one morning his music seems to be missing something: more players. And so Bear travels through the wilderness in search of the perfect accompaniment.

This is a fun, colorful story with a cozy ending. The unique artwork comes complete with a description of the artist's process at the top of the CIP page, making it useful for art classes or for discussions of how picture book illustrators work. For the latter, it would pair well with selections from Eric Carle's What's Your Favorite Color? along with other picture books with unique artistic concepts.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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