Birth-2 years old
By Bruce Degen
This is a perfect book and holds a permanent spot on “my top twenty books for a baby” list.
The illustrations are colorful, detailed and whimsical. And there are fun things going on in the background to point out and talk about.
The text has a flawless rhyming pace, making almost any adult feel like the most practiced preschool teacher or librarian while reading it aloud. When there’s a perfect rhythm to follow you can almost sing the words, making it that much more fun to read.
Jamberry is a simple story about a boy and a bear going berry picking and the friends they meet along the way. They travel down a river in a canoe, dance in meadows, hop on a train, and take part in a Berryband concert! Then, an already perfect day of berry picking and festivities draws to a close with fireworks.
Be prepared—little ones will want to hear this story over and over and over.