Saturday, June 22, 2013
Baby Bear Sees Blue
Author & Illustrator: Ashley Wolff
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: featured on "Calling Caldecott" blog, Publisher's Weekly starred review,
Summary: In his day, Baby Bear discovers many different colors as he and his Mama walk through their environment. The illustrations are gorgeously rendered in linoleum block colored with rich watercolors. After reading Ashley Wolff's comments on the Calling Caldecott blog, I love feeling like I know a little secret that the vibrant endpapers are meant to perfectly match the color of the Checkermallow flower on the front cover!
Classroom Ideas: There is plenty of personification here- the leaves dance and wave and the thunder growls. For preschoolers, it's a perfect color book as they'll discover the different colors in nature right along with Baby Bear- after reading it, the class could take a nature walk and find colors in their own environment.