Bear Has a Belly (Hardcover)
In this multilayered Big, Little Concepts book for preschoolers, explore body parts along with animals and celebrate the differences and similarities of our wonderful bodies.
A soft, round belly,
Bear has a belly.
I do too
Do you have a nose like Fox, cheeks like Squirrel, and a tongue like Frog does? In rhythmic text perfect for an energetic read-aloud, Bear Has a Belly points out Moose's legs, Otter's back, and Duck's feet, inviting little ones to chime in with every body part they share in common. Bright photographs of the animal friends are paired with images of real children of diverse backgrounds and abilities who are joyfully engaging with that body part.
Jane Whittingham, author of Animals Move and A Good Day Ducks, channels her expertise as a children's librarian into yet another celebration of active preschooler fun. The chant-along text supports pattern recognition for language learning and reading readiness, and a closing spread of enriching age-appropriate activities invite further exploration and learning. The book's Toddler Tough format with a padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-heavy pages makes it a sturdy choice for endless repetitions of foot-stomping, belly-laughing, body-positive story times.
About the Author
Jane Whittingham is a librarian from Burnaby, BritishColumbia, and earned her Masters of Library and Information Sciences at UBCwith an emphasis on children's librarianship and literature. Much like theadventurous main characters in her fiction picture books, Wild One, A GoodDay for Ducks, and Queenie Quail Can't Keep Up, Jane loves to explore. Andmuch like the children photographed in her nonfiction picture book AnimalsMove, she loves a lively story time!