By Dial Books for Young Readers Group

Reviewed for Preschool, 2008

Wonder Bear

This amazing book begins from humble seeds-- a large stalk shoots up towards the sky and out crawls a polar bear with a magical top hat. What will happen next? The best part of this book is the fact that there are no words, allowing your child to tell his own version of things-- an important skill as children begin to learn that stories are made up of a beginning, a middle, and an end. Vibrant and imaginative illustrations lead your preschooler through his own story as he creates it, but the dialog itself is up to him. What will Wonder Bear pull out of his magical top hat next? Put your child in the driver's seat and teach him that the power of storytelling lies in his imagination. (Dial Books for Young Readers Group, $17.99)