A boy and a bear set off in 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. The alliterative rhyming and vibrant pictures get more complex and exciting as the story continues. "Raspberry, Jazzberry, Razzamatazzberry." Young readers will laugh and shout with joy as they join the bear and boy on their search for fruit.
Children will also enjoy discovering the subtle details that Degen has included in his drawings, such as a frog climbing out of a hat, or the lily pads crowded with crackers and butter. A favorite of preschoolers, and a great introduction to poetry.