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Sep 24 2013

The bear went over the mountain by Louis Shea

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Scholastic Australia, 2013. ISBN 9781742833712.
A bear went for a walk over a mountain to see what he could see, leading the reader through a variety of environments, with different animals seeing wonderful sights. First the bear sees singing squirrels in the forest, then a fox sees creative crabs in the sand.
Simple repetitive text makes this a cute read aloud that younger students will love. They will be able to join in with the rhyme and repetition, and will enjoy the animals and the cute illustrations. I read this to a group of 5 year olds and they absolutely loved it. This would also be useful for teachers looking at animals in different environments, with students being able to extrapolate information from the pictures. The accompanying cd is a nice bonus.
Jemma Lorenz

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