Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Book - 1992
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When bedtime comes Little Bear is afraid of the dark, until Big Bear brings him lights and love.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1992, 1988.
Edition: 2nd U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781564020079
Characteristics: 1 v. : ill. ; slj ps.
Additional Contributors: Firth, Barbara


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Feb 09, 2018

A beautifully illustrated, heartwarming book about childhood fears and parental patience and love in easing them. Author Martin Waddell's text is wonderful in its spare sweetness; artist Barbara Firth's renderings of a bear cub plagued by a fear of the dark are marvelous--she gets especially right the cub/child's antic restlessness (tumbling in his bed, playing with his toes) and his facial expressions of trepidation, mischief, wonder, and finally contentment as he falls asleep in his Papa Bear's arms.
A great read-to-me story for parents and little ones; highly recommended.

Mar 22, 2010

Sweet story with comforting images. Good book to read to a child who's afraid of the dark.

kimrae Apr 04, 2009

A good book if a child is afraid of the dark.


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