How does a brown bear eat? The text, using both internal and external rhyme that flawlessly scans for reading aloud, follows a female through a year’s cycle, searching for food, mating, and feeding new-born cubs during its hibernation. Torn-paper collages of colorful scenery define its repetitive journeys to “Find food? Where?” but varies as it drinks, digs, scratches, and hunts. Careful word choice subtly notes both animals and plants that the bear consumes. And the pads of its feet playfully appear in front of a mass of fur while it lies prone hollowing out its den. Backmatter enhances the text. Up to Seven. Lynda Adamson
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