Golden Bear (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)

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9780670825776: Golden Bear (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)

A rhythmic, read-aloud text and vibrant illustrations portray a young boy as he rocks in a rocking chair, makes a snowman, and plays pirates in the tub with his favorite companion--Golden Bear.

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Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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PreSchool-- Young's gentle, lilting poem accompanies Isadora's soft, warm illustrations. Their combined effect is one of great sweetness, and a huge dose of sincerity radiating from the artwork saves the project from turning saccharine. The black protagonist is about two years old; the bear is an old-fashioned teddy with rotating legs, positively aglow with the pretty yellow-brown tones of its fur. Solid backgrounds of rich colors leave the illustrations (pastels on toned paper) uncluttered; readers immediately zero in on the sense of comfort the boy derives from his toy's presence. He registers a variety of emotions as he and Golden Bear move through the day and the seasons together. At first glance, the decision to make Golden Bear nearly the child's size almost creates an imbalance in layout. The poem, however, does a mild but effective job of asserting the child's-eye view, in which Golden Bear is enormously important--a huge and constant companion. Only on the final page, with the two asleep together in a snug bed, does the bear return to its ``true'' stature as a small stuffed animal. A book lit up by the power of a child's willingness to believe. --Liza Bliss, formerly at Leominster Public Library,
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