A lively, boisterous story about a girl and her encounter with a spate of unanticipated visitors who are adamant to stay. Jane Yolen’s repetitive, rhyming text rises to an exuberant crescendo without missing a beat. Talk about perfect pacing! Rilla’s use of color is genius—her brilliant hues play a part in the evolution of the visual narrative and watching it unfold is an absolute treat. Altogether a winner of a read-aloud.
A Bear Sat on My Porch Today was written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Rilla Alexander and published by Chronicle Books. Don’t miss this one when it comes out on March 6! And of course available to pre-order now.