On Our Shelves Now
Winter has arrived and Bear is having a hard time falling asleep! Luckily, his friends are here to help in this cozy Classic Board Book!
It’s winter and deep in the forest, Bear should be fast asleep. But when his friends come by to check on him, they realize that Bear is still awake!
Now available as a Classic Board Book, join Bear and friends as they sing lullabies, drink tea, and find a way to sleep the winter away.
About the Author
Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books, including the Bear Books series; Where Is Home, Little Pip?; and A Dog Named Doug. Karma lives in Montana.
Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Books series and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at JaneKChapman.com.
Toddler-PreS–Rhythmic rhyming verse brings a series of concerned animals into the burrow of a wakeful bear in a board book version of a popular picture book. Try as they might, the plucky crew simply cannot get their furry friend to go to sleep. Finally, the bear grows impatient and lights on a creative solution: he turns bedtime into story time, entertaining his companions and distracting himself long enough for sleepiness to kick in at last. Wilson’s evocative word choices and Chapman’s richly textured art convey a palpable warmth amid an air of wintry chill.
VERDICT Bouncy rhythm and rhyme coupled with a catchy refrain make this a surefire read-aloud hit.
— School Library Journal