This book combines simple rhyming text with brilliant, full-color illustrations to make reading fun for emerging readers. When Bear decides to see the world, he's not picky about how he gets around — he'll travel by bike, boat, or even hot-air balloon. Every time he switches his mode of transportation, a young African-American boy calls out: Bear on a bike,/As happy as can be,/Where are you going, bear?/Please wait for me! Bear answers in rhyme, too. These question-and-answer rhyming quatrains are accompanied by illustrations that reveal a different part of the world where the bear and boy easily mingle with a multicultural cast of people. Creating a place that's both magical and full of surprises, the author whisks readers away on a journey that makes reading an enjoyable, discovery-filled experience.