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Bears in the Night Hardcover – Illustrated, August 12, 1971
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This story HAS to be read with great drama. Never mind about any "grown-ups" listening who just don't understand. You must whisper as the cubs s-n-e-a-k out of the window, whisper more quietly as they c-r-e-e-p around in the dark. Then ... I won't spoil the surprise!
If you look closely at the Mama Bear at the end, somehow you know by her little smile that she knows what her cubs have been up to!
Great fun for you and your "cubs", no matter how often you read it together. Do not give this book away. Your cubs will have cubs who will love to sneak, creep and dash along with the Bear cubs. And you can have a little smile.
My brother now has two sons and the first present I bought for them was a spanking new copy of "Bears in the Night." The elder of the two has it commited to memory. Since the younger boy is only six months old, I'll give him a few more months until he has done the same!
Seriously, this book has a simple but attention grabbing plot where the kids are mischevious and sneak out of bed after dark. They go exploring and soon find that scary things lurk in the dark on the top of Spook Hill. Thankfully, they make their way home to safety. Somehow, you know that Mom was completely aware of what they were up to but knowingly let the children learn this lesson for themselves.
The pictures are done mostly in shades of blue, in order to make it look like nighttime. I think they do a wonderful job of conveying the mood- the lantern gives off yellow light and adds a neat effect.
The story is told in a very, very simple way. It is told entirely in short, three word sentences, which fit the sneaky mood of the bears perfectly. The lack of elaboration draws the eye to the drawings to look for explanation there. This works amazingly well, and makes for a fun, concise book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A favorite bed time book that also helps teach some basic concepts.Published 3 months ago by N. El-Amin
Same great story. BUT the paper and cover are less substantial than the same book I had bought years ago for my children.Published 4 months ago by Rozanne Snoberger
Wonderful book from my childhood that I am now able to share with my grandson. Bears in the Night is a descriptive piece of children's literature that allows children to visualize... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pam Lennard