Stella Blackstone has written many successful books for Barefoot Books, including the popular Cleo series. She lives in the Cotswolds with her three children.~ Debbie Harter continues to attract a following from all over the world with her bold, funny and child-friendly images. She has illustrated a number of titles for Barefoot Books, among them Herb the Vegetarian Dragon (9781-902283-99-6), Cooking With Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon (9781-84148-040-1) and The Animal Boogie (9781-84148-095-9). Debbie divides her time between London, England, and Sydney, Australia.
PreS-Gr 1-Bear is shown out and about in different types of weather throughout the year in this appealing picture book. He plays in the sunshine; sings in the rain, ? la Gene Kelly; paints when it's misty; and builds snow bears in the winter. Each page contains a single line of rhyming text and is complemented by a double-page watercolor scene done in vibrant hues. The use of thick watercolor paper adds depth and texture to bring the sky, hills, and bears to life. The words flow smoothly and the pictures will project well for storytime. A slight but appealing addition.-DeAnn Tabuchi, San Anselmo Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
The big friendly fellow from Bear in a Square and Bear on a Bike enjoys all kinds of weather in Bear in Sunshine, also by Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter. Bear sings in the rain, makes snow-bears in winter and stands on his head in the moonlight. A final spread reviews the seasons. ( May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
"Young readers are invited to anticipate Bear's fun activities as he introduces various types of weather, in a playful, rhyming concept book illustrated by the creator of The Animal Boogie." -- Books for Growing Minds "Books for Growing Minds"