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Mother Bear's six children balk at bedding down for the winter until each cub gets a personalized rhyme. PW said in a starred review, "With its sweetly varied scenarios, this amiable bedtime book offers a little something for everyone." Ages 3-7.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 1-A cleverly written bedtime book with very distinct characters, each with its own hibernation-time rhyme. Mother Bear tucks in her six cubs, sending them off on dreamy adventures. Baxter dreams of pirates, Bella of the circus, Winifred of the jungle, Tosca of kingdoms, Ali of divine foods, and Baby Bear of moonbeams. "And all of them slept until spring." The rhymes are well written, and the charming pictures, done in gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil, are full of funny details. When the cubs are in bed waiting to drift off, the room is draped in a yellow hue lit by candle. Dream scenes show distant lands with the youngsters sleeping peacefully in the corners. On the penultimate page, the bears are lined up across the bed in hats or headdresses that represent their particular dreams. A fuzzy, stuffed blue elephant that plays and rests with the bears throughout the book blows out the candle on the final page. A fanciful story that's sure to be popular.
Shelley Woods, Boston Public Library, MA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Received in worse condition than described. Also, ordered hardcover and received paperback. The three stars are for the content of the book, which is good.Published 7 months ago by buyer00001
Mem Fox has a beautiful gift, she is a brilliant author and storyteller. This story as well as the illustrations will capture your child's attention and imagination. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MARY CLAIRE PRENDERGAST
This is one of the books that my grandson continually asks me to read to him. We've read it so much that he knows when I intentionally read something wrong and corrects me.Published 20 months ago by Denise Harris
I bought this book as part of a baby shower gift at the suggestion of my children - ages 11 and 15. They both loved this book when they were little. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Erica
Love this story! It's my go to gift for new siblings as that's when we received it. Such a fun and positive story of a mother celebrating each individual child and their gifts...Published on July 24, 2013 by KC
I absolutely love this book! It is very relaxing.. So well written..I read this book to my four year old at least once a week.Published on March 1, 2013 by Stacie Jordan
I love reading this book to my own sleepy bear. I have read it almost every night for about 6 months and I am still not tired of it. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by HulaDancer3000
My daughter first discovered this book when she checked it out from her school's library. She fell in love with it and hid it for almost a month. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by Tracy