Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear

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Hey! Hey! Getting wet is okay -- for everyone but Jesse Bear. Despite Mama's and Papa's repeated warnings, Jesse Bear cannot resist getting wet. He helps a goldfish flap about, a blackbird take a bath, a brown worm play a puddle song, and a green frog hop and plop.

Only after getting back home from their walk, do Mama and Papa decide that it is okay for a young bear to splash about on a fine summer day.

Young children will fully identify with Jesse Bear's delight in water play -- be it in the dishwater, with the garden hose, or in his own small wading pool. Whimsical verse and bright, enchanting illustrations will make this a cherished favorite at read-aloud sessions -- just like the best-selling Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1 The hero of Carlstrom's earlier book, Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? (Macmillan, 1986) returns in a joyfully soggy, bouncily rhymed adventure. It's a lovely warm day, and Jesse is intrigued by water at every turnin the sink, in the fish tank, from the garden hose, and so on. But each foray into the water is met by the same response from ever-smiling mama and somewhat bemused papa: ``Better not get wet, Jesse Bear.'' With each repetition of the phrase, Jesse moves toward his next target until his parents finally fill his wading pool and let him splash away to his heart's content. The bright, sun-washed line and watercolor illustrations abound with whimsical details, and there is much to discover in each panel. The strong repetition of key phrases will make this a natural favorite with the preschool set, and may even lend itself to a chant-along recitation. Readers and listeners alike will be awash with laughter and drenched with delight. Kathleen Brachmann, Highland Park Public Library, Ill.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Like the popular Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, this winsome picture book features the exuberant and lovable Jesse, whose curiosity this time leads him to water. Throughout the day Jesse's parents try to keep him dry as he dabbles in the aquarium, waters the flowers and plays in the birdbath, but finally they let him splash about in his own pool: "Boating, floating, hey hey/ Getting wet is okay/ Hooray! Hooray!" Each incident is accompanied by Jesse's chanting and by a cartoon caption that cautions, "Better not get wet, Jesse Bear." Degen's clever watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings are full of surprisesas when the somber portrait of a bonneted relative hanging on the wall reacts in the next picture to Jesse's aquarium mess. The lilting, strongly rhymed text and the warm, loving drawings are every bit as appealing as those in the first Jesse book. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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