#1043 – Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

big-bear-small-mouse Big Bear, Small Mouse
Series: The Bear Books
Written by Karma Wilson
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Margaret K. McElderry Books  11/29/2016
978-1-4814-5971-6
32 pages    Ages 3—7

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“Bear is big, big, big, and mouse is small, small, small but these friends stick together through all the highs and lows!

“Join Bear and mouse as they spot all the opposites in their little glen. Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman team up again to bring the youngest Bear fans a delightful concept book that begs to be read out loud.” [INSIDE JACKET]

Review
Through rhyming text and repetition, Big Bear, Small Mouse brings young children into the story and sets them off on a reading journey to last a lifetime.

Big Bear, Small Mouse is the opposite of most concept books—it also tells an imaginative story young children will enjoy hearing many times over. Bear and Mouse are fast friends who enjoy each other’s company. As they wander the forest, meeting friends new and old, a clatter occurs in the glen as the day turns to evening and then into night; as the weather outsides goes from warm to cool, and then cold. All the animals must find protection from the elements and Bear knows just where to take them.

spread2The paired animals are opposite in some manner, told in rhyming couplets young children will enjoy and adults will find easy to read aloud, without a stumble. Big Bear, Small Mouse will entertain and educate young children with delightful illustrations and an oft-challenging vocabulary.

spread5The illustrations are gorgeously vibrant with the bold blues and greens of the forest. Many spreads draw in young eyes to the animals by the auspicious use of white space. The images in Big Bear, Small Mouse, when read in a group setting, will be visually pull-in even those children furthest to the rear. Bear and Mouse are both happy, enthusiastic protagonists.

spread6Big Bear, Small Mouse will entertain and educate young children with delightful illustrations and an oft-challenging vocabulary.

BIG BEAR, SMALL MOUSE. Text  copyright © 2016 by Karma Wilson. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Jane Chapman. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Margaret K. McElderry Books, New York, NY.

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Looking for Christmas Stories by the wonder-duo Wilson and Chapman?
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books) 
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger

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Reprinted with permission from BIG BEAR, SMALL MOUSE © 2016 by Karma Wilson, Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. Illustrations © 2016 by Jane Chapman.

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Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

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Big Bear, Small Mouse
Series: The Bear Books
Written by Karma Wilson
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Margaret K. McElderry Books 11/29/2016
9781481459716

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