Break out the candles and cake: this season, old favorites mark special occasions in an array of anniversary editions. A gold-embossed cover and a limited-edition print suitable for framing embellish the 10th-anniversary edition of Can't You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell, illus. by Barbara Firth. PW wrote of this tale of Big Bear and exuberant toddler Little Bear settling down on a wintry night, "Move over, Goodnight Moon. Margaret Wise Brown's enduring bedtime classic may have found a worthy successor."
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PreSchool-- This warm, charming look at a small bear's fear of the dark is right on target for the preschool set. As Big Bear sits by the cozy fire trying to read, Little Bear, frightened of ``the dark all around us,'' cannot fall asleep. Sympathetic Big Bear lights lanterns in several sizes, attempting to banish the dark from the corners of their cave, but Little Bear wants more. Finally, when he is taken outside, cuddled close, and shown a full moon and twinkling stars, sleep comes instantly. Big Bear's compassion for his small charge is most evident in his loving facial expressions and in the warmth of the full-page watercolor and soft pencil illustrations. Blue arched borders around pages showing indoor scenes give the impression of looking into the cave from the dark outside; they provide a clear contrast to the wide-open snowy woodland settings at the book's beginning and end. Little Bear is the epitome of everychild, persistently (but endearingly) pestering for a little more attention and one last hug. The soft banter between the two characters, combined with a touch of repetitive phrasing, add to the book's strong child appeal. It's bound to become a beloved bedtime ritual in many households. --Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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A favorite book of my kids 20 + years ago. Passing it on to a new generation.Published 1 month ago by Dani
I used this book to review summary writing, cause and effect, author's purpose, and point of view. My class really enjoyed the story and I liked that I was able to review many... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Martin
3 1/2 stars. Cute book where Big Bear tries to get Little Bear to sleep but Little Bear is scared of the dark so big Bear must find a solution. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jamie E.
My 5yo is reading very well and liked it. I don't know any improvement on his night fears but the reading is worthwhile.Published 6 months ago by arso00
No doubt every parent knows the feeling. You finally get cozy in your favorite chair with a great book in hand, only to be interrupted by a sleepless little one. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lesley Dahlseng
Sweet story for my grandkids and they really enjoy it. A story that kids can identify with and so can an understanding parent and grand parent.Published 8 months ago by Nancy Cruz
Big Bear is trying to get his book finished but Little Bear is scared of the dark all around him and cannot sleep! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard and Liz