#49 - Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Summary: A boy and a jolly bear set off on an adventure looking for berries. They play in strawberry fields and nearly fall out of their canoeberry into the blueberries. The musical beat of these lighthearted rhymes make this story wonderful to hear. "Raspberry, Jazzberry, Razzamatazzberry." 

Suggested Activity:  Berry Nice Print

You will need plastic berry baskets, construction paper, tempera paint, a container large enough to dip the berry basket in, and paper.  Discuss how the lines of the berry basket cross and how they make squares.  Dip the berry basket in paint. Press the basket onto the paper. Repeat, overlapping the shapes. 

Curriculum Area: Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up