Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
10.1 X 8.7 X 0.5 in
01 Apr 2012
The bear went over the mountain, to see what he
could see, hear what he could hear, smell what he
could smell, touch what he could touch, and taste
what he could taste; what a busy bear! In this
beautiful retelling of a classic children’s song,
bestselling author and illustrator Iza Trapani
brings to life the seasonal activities of one cuddly
bear. The bear sets out at the beginning of spring
and finds fun around every corner, such as watching
bunnies hop and smelling flowers. When the
bear finds something unpleasant, like a smelly
skunk or a prickly porcupine, he learns that the
five senses have both good and bad traits. But that
is all right, because there is always something just
as exciting to try next!
The Bear Went Over the Mountain teaches children
about the five senses and the four seasons, all
through a timeless song. It is so much fun, kids
will want to go exploring too, just like the bear!
“"A refreshing spin on an old sing-along favorite. . . . Throughout, the colorful paintings of the subtle anthropomorphized bear frolicking in his woodland mountain habitat will engage young readers and singers. A fine addition to the storytime shelf."”
What will the bear see, hear, smell, taste, and
touch as he travels over the mountain?
was just seven years old when she and her mother left Warsaw, Poland, for the United States. An award-winning writer and illustrator, Trapani's work has been featured on PBS Storytime
and at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She also received the Rip Van Winkle Award, presented by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York, for her contribution to children's literature. Her bestselling book, The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
, has sold over one million copies.
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play (see also JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Nursery Rhymes)