No secret we love to read in our family. Today we went to Value Village and bought 10 new books. I love when new books get offered to Mom Start. When I saw this particular book was by Iza Trapani I was so excited! From Iza Trapani we own her first book, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and her third book, Oh Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone! Now we own Iza Trapani’s Then Bear Went Over the Mountain.
This well-known little ditty about an exploring bear has now been extended covering not only “to see what he could see”, but the other 4 senses too. The bear wonders around all spring, summer, and autumn, until he hibernates for the winter. I can’t sing, but I love to; my children don’t mind my off key tune, so I always turn out getting caught up in the book and singing it by the end whether I had started the book singing or not.
It’s not necessarily that this book is cute. Rather this book is charming, captivating, and spell binding. The reader wants to finish it time and again. I also love that the text is so memorable that my oldest son has been “reading” it to my younger son. (My Pre-K 5YO is learning to read, but in no way would be able to simply sight read this book yet.) The “level” of this book for independent reading would be Kindergarten with some assistance. I think this is a MUST ADD classic to your at home library. This is also a great teacher appreciation week or graduation gift from a child. If you didn’t know, teachers supply their own in-class library, so you’d be treating the teacher by getting them something they would actually use, and be giving their class the enjoyable gift of literacy.
I’m not the only lover of Iza Trapani’s The Bear Went Over the Mountain, on Amazon the book has a 5-star rating from four reviews (soon to be five with my review). You can own the Hardcover edition of The Bear Went Over the Mountain for less than $13.
My Mom Start review grade for Iza Trapani’s The Bear Went Over the Mountain Book: A+
Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm.