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What's over the mountain? A little bear and his best friends, of course! Story time darling Jane Cabrera puts a sweet spin on a classic children's song.
The Bear went over the mountain, / To see what he could see. / But all that he could see, / Was the other side of the mountain, / Then he got stuck up a tree! Luckily Hare is there to rescue him, followed by Fox with some tea, Wolf with the dance moves, and Owl with the final piece of the party. But wait, there's one last attendee--a young child!
Cabrera gently reveals that other side of the mountain was just up the stairs the whole time. The final spread shows the youngster all snuggled up in bed with his stuffed animal bear, hare, fox, wolf, and owl.
Jane Cabrera's Story Time celebrates children's best-loved read along nursery rhymes and songs. These interactive favorites are given a new twist by award-winning artist Jane Cabrera and feature her bold, bright, kid-friendly illustrations. Other titles in the series include The Wheels on the Bus, Old Mother Hubbard, and Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
About the Author
Jane Cabrera is a designer and fine artist, as well as the author and illustrator of almost 60 books for children. She specializes in fresh reimaginings of nursery rhymes and fairy tales; Publishers Weekly has said "her style exudes the joy of creation." She lives beside Dartmoor National Park in South Devon, England.
"This is a glorious answer to the question behind 'to see what he could see,' and gives children many more choruses and opportunities for practicing vocabulary. Antic, lovable scenes of smiling creatures and verses that quickly become familiar guarantee this a spot on most shelves." —School Library Journal
"Cabrera has once again made a traditional kid’s song into a storytime pleaser. It won’t take even one full read-through for kids to be singing along, and when they see themselves in the sweet twist at the close, they’ll likely giggle with glee. Her acrylic paintings are, as usual, lush and lovely. Jaunty out of the gate—such fun."—Kirkus Reviews
"While this is not the first picture book to end with a child tucked into bed along with stuffies or other toys that had been depicted as real earlier in the illustrations, it’s among the most satisfying. What’s more, the vibrant, colorful artwork turns the song into a bedtime book that’s sure to inspire encores. Can sleep be far behind? A cheerful singalong book to share with a preschool class or a single child."—Booklist