cover image Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

Nancy White Carlstrom. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-02-717350-5

Readers who enjoyed Degen's book Jamberry will most likely appreciate this one too, written by first-time author Carlstrom. It's illustrated with the same bright colors and sweet style that characterized Jamberry, and is written in similar breezy rhymes. The book follows a young bear through a day as he playfully ""wears'' not only his shirt and pants, but also the sun on his legs, sand on his arm, his mealtime chair, his bathwater and bubbles, and finally, ``Sleep in my eyes/And stars in the skies/Moon on my bed/And dreams in my head/That's what I'll wear tonight.'' Ingenuous yet never coy, this is an appealing book to share with a young child. (25)