Little ones will love cuddling up for a bedtime story with this beautifully illustrated version of The Bear Went Over the Mountain (Sky Pony Press April 2012) by storyteller Iza Trapani! In muted colors that remind you of a watercolor painting, The Bear Went Over the Mountain tells an entertaining tale in a rhythmic way that kids will adore reading (or singing!) again and again!
A bear goes over the mountain to see what he can see, hear what he can hear, smell what he can smell, touch what he can touch, and taste what he can taste; what a busy bear! When he sets out on a sunny morning in spring he uses all five of his senses to explore the world around him. He smells a skunk (yuck!) and sweet honeysuckle vines (yum!). He sees dragonflies and fuzzy ducklings, he hears crickets chirping, he touches a soft flower blossom, and more! When the chill of autumn comes creeping up over the mountain, he goes back to his cave for a snuggly sleep.
This delightful children’s tale will be available April 1st, which is perfect for tucking in an Easter basket, as well! In addition to this new children’s book that is destined to become a classis, Iza Trapani also artfully wrote and illustrated The Itsy Bitsy Spider, which has sold over one million copies to date.
*Company generously provided a review copy and image for this piece.*
Thanks so much for the lovely write up!