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!...

  • Shannon
    Feb 22, 2017

    This would be such a fun book for story times, if your library doesn't mind some extra noise! The illustrations are great, kids love animals, and they should have a blast making all of those different...

  • Kristin Gardner
    Feb 19, 2017

    This story is very sweet. The book is quite short but it asks the reader if they can do certain things like a bear. This would be a great bedtime story for children. Cute story! ...

  • Dana Franklin
    Feb 13, 2017

    It shows the noises you can make and also the noises the animals make. They also introduce the children to the different kinds of animals....

  • Mary
    Jul 08, 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...

  • Kandolo Baze
    Feb 07, 2017

    Great book for story time and platform to discuss animals , their locations and habitats. Children will bring animals to live by learning and making the animal sounds....

  • Heidi-Marie
    Feb 26, 2010

    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 ...