cover image Bear Flies High

Bear Flies High

Michael Rosen, , illus. by Adrian Reynolds. . Bloomsbury, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-59990-386-6

Bear, whose tousled, golden fur mimics the dunes, bounds along the beach in this companion to Bear's Day Out . “I'm a bear on a beach./ On a beach?/ On a beach,” he sings, but as he watches the birds, he wishes he “could fly up high one day.” Four children follow Bear and invite him to “Follow follow” all the way to the carnival, where they take him on a roller-coaster ride. The lyrical call-and-response and glowing illustrations give the book a cadence that's perfect for afternoon naps or lazy days. Ages 3–6. (Oct.)