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Inside Outside Upside Down (Bright & Early Books(R)) (1968)

by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears books are a good read for younger children. They are very entertaining and allow the children to interact with the book because of the repetition and small words. In this book, Brother Bear found a box that looks entertaining to him. He decided to climb into the box, but then Papa Bear takes the box, and puts it inside his truck. As Papa Bear is driving up the hill, the box falls off of the truck and Brother Bear fell out. He hurried home to Mama Bear to tell her that he went to town Inside, Outside and Upside Down.
This book is great for early readers who are just learning how to read. The story is repetitive and also a great tool for memorization because of the small words included. The illustration is colorful and black and white. It is also very simple, used with color pencils. A teacher might use this book to teach get their students started on how to read. The book also shows how a child can use their imagination to make something fun. Like Brother Bear, he saw a box and made it fun. Inside, Outside, Upside Down, is a book where children can take lessons away from a book to help them in the future. ( )
  klytle | Sep 21, 2015 |
Inside, Outside, Upside Down, is one of many fiction books in the Bernstain Bear collection that is beloved by many children. These books are known for being entertaining, while still sending out a positive message with each book. In this particular trade book, there are few words on each page, indicating that this is meant for young readers. In the book, Brother Bear finds a box that looks like it could be fun. He climbs into the box, but after he does, Papa Bear takes the box, and puts it inside his truck. As Papa Bear is driving uphill, the box falls off the truck and out pops Brother Bear. He then rushes home to Mama Bear telling her that he was went to town Inside, Outside and Upside Down.
This book is excellent for children who are just beginning to enter the world of reading. The story is repetitive, meaning the children will be able to repeat the words and use that as a tool to remember how to spell, pronounce and memorize. The illustration is simple, but it focuses on the story so that younger children will learn how to read the story rather than focus on the pictures. However, it doesn’t take away everything. Considering this is a picture book, there is color in the book, but also some black and white images. A teacher might use this book to not only teach their students how to read but also how to memorize things. Memorization is an important skill that children will benefit from for the rest of their lives. The book also shows a child how to make simple things fun, the way Brother Bear plays inside the box, so can the reader. Inside, Outside, Upside Down, is the type of book where a child can take away, and learn many things to help them develop and grow. ( )
  brittanyhamann | Sep 14, 2015 |
I like the shortness of this, and the regular refrain (in the title too)--it seems to fill a sparsely populated level of kids' book, giving a full narrative of a kid (Brother Bear Berenstain, who is a kid) who gets in a box and has a weird adventure and makes it home again) in just a few pages and just a few words. Most of Emmett's books seem either to be like "ball" with a picture of a ball or to have longer and much more linguistically complex stories that he likes but cannot follow with such ease, so this is welcome in that sense. Otherwise, it's ... kinda boring. ( )
2 vote MeditationesMartini | Aug 2, 2015 |
I can't even tell you how many times this book has been read over the last four years.
Personally I had never read this book when I was little. I had no interest, but my children would have me read it to them over and over again. It was an easy way to teach my children prepositional phrases and key sight words. ( )
  wickedshizuku | May 12, 2014 |
Inside Outside Upside Down is a 'Bright and Early Book for Beginning Beginners', according to the cover. It's aimed at very early readers--or, probably, children who can't read quite yet--and teaches prepositions: inside, outside, and upside down (and a few others).

The story in this one is extremely simple--it's main purpose is to teach a few words, not to tell a story. Small Bear gets in a box, the box is put on a truck by Papa Bear, the box falls off the truck, and Small Bear exits the box and goes home.

The writing is necessarily simple; some pages contain only a single word. There's lots of repetition (on three pages: "Inside a box", "Upside down", and "Inside a box/Upside down", and eventually "Going to town/On a truck/Outside/Inside a box/Upside down"), which I expect may help even those who cannot yet read to begin to learn the words.

(The remainder of this review is posted on my blog.) ( )
  Sopoforic | Feb 6, 2014 |
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Illus. in full color. A bear explores a carton on a truck and gets carried away. By the time he has returned, the reader will be exposed to the concepts of "inside, outside, upside down."  

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The bears go through the opposites of inside, outside, upside down. On board pages.

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