The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Iza Trapani

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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 beautifully written rendition of a classic children’s song, bestselling author and illustrator Iza Trapani brings to life the seasonal activities of this 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! As winter arrives, the bear goes home to his cave, tired after his adventures.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain, in paperback for the first time, 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!


About Iza Trapani

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Iza Trapani 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.
Published April 1, 2012 by Sky Pony Press. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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By book’s end, winter has arrived, and Bear retreats over the mountain again to his den, leaving readers with the satisfying ending: “And now the bear is snoring, / Snugly in his den.” In case readers are unaware of the tune to the song, backmatter provides the score and verses all on a single page.

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