Oso bajo el sol by Stella Blackstone. Spanish reader recommended for Lesson 9 - ¿Qué tiempo hace? in the Sonrisas Elementary Curriculum Level I. Bear is shown out and about in different types of weather throughout the year in this appealing picture book. He plays in the sunshine; sings in the rain; paints when it's misty; and builds snow bears in the winter. Each page contains a single line of rhyming text and is complemented by a double-page watercolor scene done in vibrant hues. The use of thick watercolor paper adds depth and texture to bring the sky, hills, and bears to life. The words flow smoothly and the pictures will project well for storytime. Paperback, 24 pages.