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Publisher: Harper Festival, a Division of HarperCollins Publishers,
Material: board book
Summary: The Berenstain Bears family gets a baby bunny for Easter. They go exploring to find other spring babies (birds, chipmunks, etc) in a lift-the-flap adventure. This is a lift-the-flap book featuring the popular Berenstain Bears.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Reading Level: 1.7
Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son liked lifting the flaps and identifying t he different animals. We talked about the different animals and that most baby animals are born in the spring.
Adult Reader Reaction: I didn't particularly like this book, in part because I'm not a huge fan of the illustration style.
Pros: This is an inter-active way to talk about spring-time events in nature with young children.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a seasonal book whose appeal will only last a few readings.