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by Bruce Degen

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by HarperCollins (1999-12-08)

List Price: $17.99

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Amazon Description

This bestselling classic features a berry-loving boy and an endearing rhyme-spouting bear. The fun wordplay and bright paintings with lots of details for young readers to explore make Jamberry a perennial favorite.

A small boy and a big friendly bear embark on a berry-picking extravaganza, looking for blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Their fun adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.

From author-illustrator Bruce Degen, Jamberry is perfect for sharing. "With delightful, rich illustrations and zany wordplay, Jamberry is a must have book for any family with young children," according to Children's Books Guide.

In my canoeberry
Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries...
Berries for jam!

One Potato Review

Exuberant nonsense, probably best enjoyed before children know enough to ask any questions about those “Elephants skating on raspberry jam.” A bear. A waterfall. A purple train. Who knows what’s going on here exactly (Degen tries for context in the postscript about childhood recollections of feasting on berries by the pail-full), still some of these verses are likely to become wedged in your consciousness - Boomberry / Zoomberry / Rockets shoot by - indeed you may even find yourself furnishing the exclamations. 

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