Books for Kids: Bear on a Bike

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kids_book_review_bear_on_bikeBear On A Bike
Barefoot Books
age 3-5
Written By: Stella Blackstone, Illustrated By: Debbie Harter
32 pages

Synopsis from Barefoot Books:

Join Bear as he tries out different forms of transport and has an adventure with each one. Rhyme and repetition support the learning layers of travel and transportation, as Bear travels in a raft, a rocket ship, a boat, a bike, a steam train, and a carriage.

Bear on a Bike intruduces kids to various types of transportation beyond just cards and trucks. It also illustrates the joy of travel and adventure that awaits you even if the destinations are ficticious in the story.

The repetitive language makes Bear on a Bike a great story for early readers. I love the set-up of asking a question: Where are you going, Bear?. Readers have to turn the page to find the answer, giving opportunity to imagine and guess where Bear might be going now. The modes of transportation Bear uses are sometimes a clue to where he’s going too. Bear on a Bike would make a wonderful bedtime story, recapping Bears adventures (and your child’s own adventures) and ending with Bear saying good night.

You can add Bear on a Bike to your personal library by visiting your local book store or visiting Barefoot Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Barbara at Barefoot Books for my review copy.

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