Work Title: Because I Love You So Much
Work Author(s): Guido Van Genechten
Color illustrations and pop-ups, 12 pages, Hardcover $15.95
Children's Picture Book
Reviewer: Jodee Taylor
This colorful, sturdy picture book not only gives lessons on polar bears and maternal love, but covers the water cycle as well. Snowy is a very smart bear who knows how to fish, slide down icebergs, and appreciate the arctic sky. But he still has questions about snow and his own species, which his mother thoughtfully explains to him. Her simple explanation of snow is age-appropriate and fun: "When the cloud shakes, it snows."
Each lesson features an interactive---and active---bold illustration on a simple background. Fishing poles, complete with real string, bob up and down through the ice. Snowy effortlessly glides down an iceberg and Mom points out the moon in the night sky. Several pages feature more than one pop-up activity, which will engage children quickly. The simple act of turning the page puts Snowy into action on an iceberg; pulling a tab dunks the bears' fishing poles.
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