Inside, outside, upside down

by Stan Berenstain

Other authorsJan Berenstain (Joint Author.)
Paper Book, 1968

Status

Available

Call number

[E]

Collection

Publication

New York, Random House [c1968]

Description

A simple tale, using a limited vocabulary for young readers, of how little bear travels to town in a cardboard box.

User reviews

LibraryThing member MeditationesMartini
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
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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.
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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
The bear is inside a box, outside, and upside down on a truck going to town. He gets out, goes home, and tells Mama bear that he was “Inside, outside, upside down!” This is a good book for teaching place words and/or compound words.
LibraryThing member katrinafroelich
As a child I spent hours reading and re-reading this book. Using repetitve words and related spatial concepts, the authors create movement for the child -- who can actually imagine being inside the box. The illustrations are clear and incorporate text and symbols to give the reader clues.
LibraryThing member conuly
This is one of the earlier Berenstain Bear books, and it shows. Ignore the cover, the bears on the *inside* of this book are less stylized and cutesy than the bears in the newer books, and the story is an early reader instead of a longer read-aloud.

It's a cute little story about a cub and his
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misadventures in a box. The illustrations make it perfect :)

There are only a few words per page, so this one is perfect both for early readers and for little-little ones learning to talk - the book focuses on prepositions, as you might guess from the title.
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LibraryThing member crashingwaves38
I thought that this was a cute little board book. It was a good book to introduce the concepts of inside and outside, rightside up and upside down, and all that. It was short and interesting, with good pictures to illustrate the concepts.

All in all, the kids and I enjoyed it!
LibraryThing member JDHensley
This book was about a boy who got inside a box. The box was put on a truck that was upside down. The box fell off the truck right side up and the boy walked all the way home. This book teaches children to pay attention to the details that happen in a story.
LibraryThing member BrennaSheridan
A fun early book from the Berenstain Bears authors! This book can help teach concepts of inside, outside, upside down, as well as help encourage reading at a very young age! Fun illustrations featuring one of the Berenstain Bears playing in a giant box!
LibraryThing member marlasheffel
This book uses pictures to help the reader intuit what they should be reading on the page so they can figure out the words even easier.
LibraryThing member kostonkarr
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." Another great preschool book i would use to teach children direction.
LibraryThing member wickedshizuku
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
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sight words.
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LibraryThing member MeditationesMartini
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
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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.
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LibraryThing member Sopoforic
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
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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.)
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LibraryThing member KimSalyers
good book for kids

Language

Original publication date

1968

Physical description

24 cm

ISBN

0001712047 / 9780001712041

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