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Title:
Blossom and Boo : a story about best friends
Author:
Apperley, Dawn.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
From spring through the fall, a young bear and rabbit share the joys of friendship, which remain with them through the winter.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 52387.
ISBN:
9780316049634
Format :
Book

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From spring through the fall, a young bear and rabbit share the joys of friendship, which remain with them through the winter.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Apperley's (the Hide and Seek series) reassuring if predictable tale introduces an inseparable bunny and bear, who swing from trees and make flower crowns in summer and giggle when the falling leaves tickle their noses in the fall. The companions watch out for each other in times of trouble: when Blossom falls down and hurts her paw, Boo bandages it with a leaf and holds her; and when mice scamper off with Boo's berries, Blossom comforts him and gives him the rest of her stash. Boo warns her that he will hibernate in the winter, and when he disappears Blossom feels sad and lonely, yet she finds solace in the memories of playing with her pal. And when the two reunite in the spring, they share "the biggest best-friend hug in the world!" Apperley's unadorned, at times childlike, watercolor and pencil illustrations convey the chums' changeable emotions (e.g., as Blossom sits alone in the falling snow outside of the sleeping Boo's cave, her shoulders slump and her ears droop). The sizable scale of the art and the narrative's easily grasped concept recommend this as a preschool read-aloud, especially since the various feelings the friends experience will spark story-hour discussion. Ages 3-5. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Boo the Bear and Blossom the Bunny are best friends. As fall arrives, Boo is sad because that means it will soon be time to hibernate, and he will not see Blossom all winter long. They remind one another, however, that they are still best friends. One day, Boo does not come out to play, even though Blossom waits and waits and waits. He's fast asleep, and she is sad. However, as she thinks about the good times they had and remembers all the things they did together, she feels better. Soon, of course, spring arrives, and they're together again. The illustrations, done in charcoal and soft watercolors, are adequate, but they are not standouts. The story itself lacks passion and emotion. Not much happens, and the friendship is not convincing.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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