Cover image for A perfect day for it
A perfect day for it
Fearnley, Jan.
Personal Author:
First U.S.ed.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2002.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
Bear announces that it's "a perfect day for it" and his friends follow him up the mountain, each imagining what special treat they might share there, but all come to agree that Bear's "it" is just right.
Reading Level:
"Ages 3 to 7"--cover p. [4].
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 64421.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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What's the perfect thing to do on a crisp winter day? Bear certainly seems to be up to something. But what ? His friends can't help being curious, so they secretly follow him up the snowy trail to the top of the mountain. And when they get there, Bear gives them a BIG, slip-sliding, downhill surprise!
Come along with Bear and his friends for an avalanche of fun--and a foldout surprise--in this new story from internationally acclaimed picture book creator Jan Fearnley.

Author Notes

JAN FEARNLEY has written and illustrated many widely praised children's books, including Mr. Wolf and the Three Bears and Mr. Wolf's Pancakes . She lives in London.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-On a crisp winter morning, Bear encounters Badger, who asks him where he is going. "Up the mountain," comes the reply, "Because it's a perfect day for it," and off he goes, "tramp tramp tramp." Badger decides that Bear must be "going to look for his secret stash of honeycomb" and follows along, "scritchity scratchity." Fox spots Bear and Badger and follows along, "paddypaw paddypaw." Next comes Squirrel, and then Mole. Bear reaches the summit, sits down, and declares to himself, "Perfect!" When his friends confront him with their different reasons for following him, he laughs, asks them to climb on his back, and reveals his secret: "-it really is a perfect, wonderful, truly magnificent day, and the best reason I know for climbing up the mountain is- so you can slide back down again!" And they do, landing at the bottom with a "FALUMP!" Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations showcase a winter wonderland with snow-covered mountains, pine trees, and colorful critters. With the exception of Bear, each of the animals wears some kind of winter clothing: a scarf, mittens, head coverings. The repetitive text and suspense are perfect for reading aloud, and the concluding foldout pages are another surprise.-Olga R. Kuharets, Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.