Wednesday, March 21, 2012

THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN by Iza Trapani Review & Giveaway


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.

With warm, beautiful watercolors and playful, evocative words, Iza Trapani extends this classic children’s song to teach young children about the five senses and the four seasons. It’s so much fun that kids will want to go out exploring, just like the bear!

About the Author
Iza Trapani is a bestselling children’s book author and illustrator known for her popular extensions of nursery rhymes. Iza’sretelling of The Itsy Bitsy Spider has sold over a million copies and all her books are widely used in the United States and abroad. Among her awards are the IRA/CBC Children’s Choices, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Awards, ABA Pick of the Lists, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books. When she’s not in her studio, Iza likes to spend time outdoors and has gone over many mountains to see what she could see. Iza lives near Kingston, New York.

Our Thoughts
Every night I sit with my kids and we read at least two or three picture books before bed. Even though my older kids have graduated to chapter books, they still enjoy reading to their younger siblings.  THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN is a picture book we all enjoyed. Its beautifully illustrated and the bear is easy to get attached to. The book takes you on a magical journey through the four seasons. Each one is discovered with your senses. You can see, hear and smell the earth changing with the turn of the seasons. The story teaches children about the world in a way that they can understand. Its a wonderful way to teach them about the beauty and wonder of our ever changing planet while introducing them to a lovable character they will never forget.


One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of this wonderful children's book! To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on 4/11/12. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.

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***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. ***


lisa said...

GFC LisaMarie