Baby Bear Counts One
Fall has arrived in Baby bear’s forest, and the woods are teeming with animals busily preparing for winter.
How many animals?
Count to ten with Baby Bear as he and Mama get ready for the season’s first snow.
An Indie Next Pick for Winter 2013-2014.
The Horn Book says:
Wolff’s art (hand-colored linoleum blocks) is glorious, capturing the withered cornstalks, brown leaves, and fallen apples of late autumn while also conveying the busyness and vibrancy of the season.
A starred review in Kirkus says:
Brimming with visual treasures and ending with snowflakes—“too many to count”—this joyous treat will reward both family and group sharing.
School Library Journal says:
Extreme close-ups are juxtaposed with larger framing illustrations that celebrate the season, the creatures portrayed, and the playful bear. Successful as a counting book, an autumnal celebration, and a cozy book to share either one-on-one or in a group, this title will be warmly welcomed in all libraries.
Wolff gently introduces the natural world and seasons to toddlers, who will find plenty to explore in the double-page spreads, as frogs leap into ponds, and birds perch in tree branches. The linoleum block illustrations, hand colored with watercolor, present fall in all its spectacular glory, and the warmth between Mama and her child shines through. Ideal for both one-on-one and group sharing.