by Katarina Macurova
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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 11 Nov 2022
A picture book with a cute teddy bear in the main role showing us that sometimes the truth is hidden deep down and you need to be patient to get it revealed.
"How lovely it is!" rejoiced the bear, on discovering a strange plant in his garden. Every day he watered it and shielded it from the sun with a parasol, and he never forgot to say "Good night" to it before bedtime. But the plant didn’t react. "Why won’t you bloom?" brooded the little gardener. But little did he know what was going on underground!
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This is a Children's book that I read to my twin boys. I really found this book to be so cute, and my boys really enjoyed it. I have grown carrots with my boys, and they found this story to be funny. I loved the ending of this book. I found the pictures of this book to be cute. I received an ARC of this book. This review is my own honest opinion about the book like all my reviews are.
Thanks to Netgalley and Albatros Media for a free digital copy.
A very funny book about a teddy bear trying to do the best for his plant. While under the plant a family of rabbits is reaping the rewards of the large carrot the bear doesn't know he is growing! The illustrations are charming and the text is minimal to let the illustrations do all the heavy lifting.
This is a story of a small bear gardener who finds a new plant amongst his roses. Though try as they might, they cannot get the new plant to bloom!
Meanwhile, it turns out the new plant isn’t a flower at all but a carrot! As the gardener carefully tends to his plant, the rabbits who live below have grown more excited by the day!
I really enjoyed the illustration style of this book, especially the humorous way in which the rabbits are depicted underneath the soil. The vocabulary is simple enough for young readers, and the illustrations will keep a child entertained throughout.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Albatros publishing for the opportunity to read and review this upcoming story,
A gardener does not know the wonderful plant he has in his garden. Under the ground a rabbit family celebrates the growth of a large carrot. It shows perspective, and looking at things in different ways. great for children and teacher to help with concepts of up and down, over and under. and the idea that we don't always see things as they really are until we look closer.
Upside Down by Katarina Macurova
When the Bear discovers a strange plant in his garden and takes care of it, he becomes puzzled as to why it doesn't bloom. All while his plant isn't blooming from his point of view, it is growing pretty massively underground from some else's point of view.
This is an adorable story. I love the story line and the authors writing style. The illustrations for the picture book are beyond cute and simple, they don't overshadow the story.
Thank you NetGalley and Publishing for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Upside Down by Katarina Macurova can be preordered for a release date of November 22, 2022
This was so cute!!!! The Bear was so precious taking care of his plant as best he could even though he didn't know what it was. It was fun seeing the bunnies POV since they wanted to eat the carrot and the ending was adorable. The art was cute. I think kids would really enjoy seeing how this story plays out for both characters.
I love a book with a lesson. Kids will laugh as this book is read. Fun story with cute illustrations.
An adorable little bear finds a new type of plant in his rose garden. He is confused as to what it might be and how it got there. He adopts it as his own and tenderly cares for it daily but the new plant won't bloom no matter how much TLC he bestows upon it.
Many rabbits reside underneath the ground of bear's garden and they get to witness and interact with the downside of this strange plant. They are excited because it truly isn't a flowering rose at all but a HUGE, yummy, mouthwatering, CARROT. YES!!!!
Party time in their burrow!
This parallel story will have kids following the duplicity of the tale and loving it. The illustrations show perspective and are a wonderful tool to teach the concepts of up and down, and over and under. The tale is told with humour and has a very happy ending for all the book's characters. It lends itself to be a perfect read aloud for that age group. I love the the book and highly recommend it.
It’s a really cute book. I love the way bear took care of his plant. The rabbits underground were a nice touch. The ending was cute. My toddler enjoyed the story as well. The ebook formatting is not good but it would make an adorable print book.
This was an adorable story providing multiple perspectives. This book follows the growth of a carrot from above the ground and below the ground. Throughout the story the bear, who is also acting h as the main narrator for the story, does not know why this plant will not grow like the others. Through his perspective we can see and read about his thoughts and actions. While he is trying to figure out the problem the reader is provided illustrations as to what is going on below ground. This book is a great book to have in a class library to teach multiple perspectives. There are opportunities for students to work in groups, partners, and independently. They can discuss or work on solving the problem from bears end, also discussing what effect would happen or are happening. Various language arts lessons can be taught off this one book and it is a great resource to be added to any library.
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