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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Written by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Barbara Firth
Published by Candlewick Press
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5.25
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$6.99
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3-7
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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Publisher Summary

“I don’t like the dark,” said Little Bear. “What dark?” said Big Bear. “The dark all around us,” said Little Bear.

In this tender account of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren’t enough to quell Little Bear’s troubled emotions, Big Bear offers—in a final loving gesture—nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic.

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Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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5.5
Grammy
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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7.0

The Big Bear and Little Bear books are real favorites at our house! They have been read and re-read so many times, recommended widely and given as gifts. I love that both Big Bear is a dad, a wonderfully loving and patient father. And Little Bear is being his age-typical self: curious, busy, determined, you get the idea. I especially love the slow pace of the text. These books shouldn’t be rushed but savored and Martin Waddell’s wonderful prose facilitates that. Barbara Firth’s warm watercolor illustrations communicate so much about Big Bear’s patience and love for Little Bear and Little Bear’s energy and curiosity. You will want to come back to these books again and again.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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3.25

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1564022625
ISBN 13:
9781564022622
Publication Date:
January 28, 1994