Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books, including the Bear Books series, Where Is Home, Little Pip?, and A Dog Named Doug. Karma lives in Montana.
Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson's Bear Books series and Mortimer's Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at ChapmanandWarnes.com.
A walk through the woods provides ample opportunities for spotting
colors in Bear and Mouse's latest adventure. "Mouse and bear are
walking;/ they are chitter-chatter-talking./ So much for them to
do./ And the bear sees..." begins Wilson, as the animals appear
against a white backdrop; both the open-ended rhyme and a pair of
blue dragonflies hint at what awaits after the page turn. The next
spread is a riot of blue, with Bear splashing in a river while
flowers, fish, butterflies, and fruit offer readers many
opportunities to "spy blue with Bear." Though Wilson's rhymes can
be a tad herky-jerky, Chapman's vibrant acrylics give children
plenty to pore over.--Publishers Weekly "July 14, 2014"
The opportunity for children to sharpen their rhyming and observation skills as well as learn their colors make this interactive journey a must. Don't miss it!-- "School Library Journal"