Berlioz the Bear

By Jan Brett
(G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780399222481, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 10, 1991

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Description
A "Reading Rainbow" Feature Title
Zum, zum, buzz.... zum, zum, buzz...
What's that strange buzz coming from the double bass? Berlioz has no time to investigate, because he and his bear orchestra are due at the gala ball in the village square at eight. But Berlioz is so worried about his buzzing bass that he steers the mule and his bandwagon full of magicians into a hole in the road and gets stuck.
Time is running out, and if a rooster, a cat, a billy goat, a plow horse, and an ox can't rescue the bandwagon, who can?
As the suspense mounts, intricate borders reveal the village animals making their way to the square one by one. When the clock chimes eight, the animals, ready to dance, have filled the square-but there's no sign of Berlioz.
Jan Brett's glorious illustrations invite the eye to linger over exquisite details and humorous nuances that enhance the story. This delightful cumulative tale is one that will be looked at again and again.



About the Author
With more than thirty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation s foremost author/illustrators of children s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
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