Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime. These are recitable rhymes about a most endearing bear, who, like all toddlers, makes the simplest tasks in an ordinary day wholly exciting and new. Catchy and fun, with illustrations that some find too sweet, but others believe are "just right." Jesse Bear, what will you wear? What will you wear in the morning! My shirt of red Pulled over my head Over my head in the morning. And so Jesse Bear starts his day. It isn't really an unusual day for a little bear, but the weather is warm and sunny and just right for all the things Jesse Bear enjoys doing -- like playing in his sandbox, chasing butterflies, and swinging in his swing. At the end of the day, a tired Jesse Bear is ready for bed, and for wearing Sleep in my eyes And stars in the skies Moon on my bed And dreams in my head. Lilting verse and exuberant paintings combine to make Jesse Bear's day a very special one indeed, in a book that even the youngest readers will want to return to again and again. Annotation. This rhyming picture book follows Jesse Bear through his day. The rhymes are clean and catchy and beg to be recited. The illustrations (have) a cheery, uncluttered exuberance. Jesse Bear celebrates youngsters' joy, pride and comfort in their own independence as they try on their own familiar environment and find that it fits.