Can You Growl Like a Bear?
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Can You Growl Like a Bear?


From trumpeting like an elephant to howling like a wolf, acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler delights the very young with this simple, interactive look at different animals and the noises they make.

Butler s lavish double-page portraits feature wide-eyed animals in their natural surroundings. The simple text invites young children to mimic the animals sounds in the story. Finally, when all the animals are quiet, readers are invited to imitate their animal friends one last time: It s time to gently close your eyes and fall fast asleep.

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2007 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

Title:Can You Growl Like a Bear?
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    Can You Growl Like a Bear? Reviews

  • Raina
    Nov 17, 2008

    Really gorgeous illustrations - not the edgy style I usually go for, but beautiful, soft, clean, and plenty large for storytime. Every spread pictures one animal and asks the reader to make a noise li...

  • Katie
    Jul 23, 2014

    John Butler's books are generally great for storytime!...

  • Lucy
    Jan 18, 2017

    Some of the animal noises are hard to do. ...

  • Mary Shive
    Jul 18, 2016

    Can You Growl Like a Bear by John Butler is truly beautiful book that brings animals to life on the pages in an artistic and imaginatively fun way. The book itself is large in size and has wonderful c...

  • Candice
    Jul 01, 2011

    I love John Butler's illustrations. His animals are softly colored and beautifully detailed. You can imagine running your fingers through the fur of one of his bears. As the title implies, this book e...

  • Heidi-Marie
    Apr 28, 2011

    Few words. Large illustrations. I like the gentle use of colors, too. A good book to teach about animal sounds, which is the storytime I have in mind for this one.3/2/10 & 3/4/10: It did work well. I ...

  • Angela
    Feb 03, 2013

    Best for kids ages 3 and up.Early Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Print Awareness, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative SkillsCan you growl like a bear, rollin in the snow?Can you chatter ...

  • C.
    Sep 24, 2012

    I absolutely want to check this out when my son gets a bit older as it encourages noises and I suspect he'd get a kick out of making those noises when he's a little older and can make them. It wasn't ...

  • Brittany
    Jul 07, 2016

    The ONLY thing I don't like about this book is that someone got mixed up on the jaguar's spots, and they look like cheetah spots. This book is the reason that my son's first animal noise was a dolphin...

  • Meg McGregor
    May 14, 2014

    A lively, interactive, and beautifully illustrated book that invites little ones to mimic their favorite animals.Children are asked if they can chatter like a chimp or growl like a bear and are encour...