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Sweet Dreams, Honey Bear: A Hand-Puppet Book with Toy Board book – September, 2001


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It might be just a gimmick--but it's a good one. By ingeniously inserting a hand puppet into the binding of this picture book, Tim and Julie Weare have given kids and parents a chance to actually act out the yawning, growling, snuffling nighttime adventures of one sweet-dreaming bear.

Poking up from a 5-inch-diameter hole between each pair of pages, the rubbery head of Honey Bear guides readers through dreams of eating fish, hunting for honey ("HONEY!"), and snuffling flowers. All the while, kids are encouraged to join in and mimic Honey Bear, whether it's rubbing noses with him and his woodland pals or just seeing who can yawn the widest: "Can you yawn like a sleepy Honey Bear? Yawn. Bigger than that! Yaaaaaaawn."

There's nothing particularly noteworthy about the text or the illustrations, and Sweet Dreams, Honey Bear does weigh in at a pretty slim 10 pages. But this book comes with a puppet, of all things, and how many other titles offer that? (Well, excepting the Weares's Hide-and-Seek with Leo). And that extra bit of interactive horsing around might be just the trick for ensuring not only Honey Bear's sweet dreams, but your child's, too. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Board book: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books (Scholastics); Brdbk edition (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439297206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439297202
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 10.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,378,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emma Ambrose on December 26, 2001
Format: Board book
We have just purchased this book for our daughter after arriving to pick her up from day-care one afternoon to find her and her 15 classmates sitting perfectly still (a miracle for 2-5 year olds) having 'Sweet Dreams, Honey Bear' read to them by one of the carers. We were so enchanted by seeing all 16 of the kids snuffling flowers, growling, counting fish and yawning, that we decided to get both this book and the equally entertaining 'Hide and Seek with Leo', in the hope that they might work their magic with our little one at home as well. And they certainly do!! The story is a bit short for our daughter's liking ('read it again, read it again!' etc. - once is never enough!) but the puppet really brings it all to life. It's the only kid's book we've found so far that is read every day several times, with no sign of boredom yet! We hope the Weares bring out some more titles in the series, as I'm sure they'll be a hit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 2001
Format: Board book
My six year old daughter was the one who picked this book out, but our 1 year old daughter loves it too. The bear puppet, which is made of latex and is totally adorable, is attached to the book. As you turn the pages, you work the puppet to pop into the next page. I would give it 5 stars for the puppet alone, but the story isn't too interesting. Perhaps if they made it a rhyming book it might be more exciting, but the puppet really makes it worth it. Its a favorite book around here, and will surely be a memory that my kids will look back on once they have grown.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathi Baruch on September 30, 2003
Format: Board book
My girls love this book! My 8-year-old reads this book (every night if she had her way) to her 5-year-old sister. They have the best time using the hand puppet to tell the story. Unfortunately, the book is not very long. It seems to take so long to read because the girls send most of the time giggling! Very cute book - sure to keep their attention!
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Format: Board book
The board book is great and remind me a lot of the puppet show books by Lisa LeLeu which as a quality plush hand puppet with liner and embroidered eyes. Also the hand puppet is removable! The stories are really cute and detachable. You can buy extra story starters online at [...]
The puppet theater look like book is great to express yourself not just our children. Many hours of fun for less than 20 bucks! I love to read this books too! These books are great motivators for children to become involved in literacy. I especially love the part where the child becomes the author of their own books.
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