Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Paperback - 1994
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"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.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 1994
ISBN: 9781564022622
1564022625

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Little Bear is afraid of the dark, but Big Bear reassures him.


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Feb 09, 2018

A beautifully illustrated, heartwarming book about childhood fears and parental patience and love in easing them. Author Martin Waddell's text is wonderful in its spare sweetness; artist Barbara Firth's renderings of a bear cub plagued by a fear of the dark are marvelous--she gets especially right the cub/child's antic restlessness (tumbling in his bed, playing with his toes) and his facial expressions of trepidation, mischief, wonder, and finally contentment as he falls asleep in his Papa Bear's arms.
A great read-to-me story for parents and little ones; highly recommended.

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chm
Mar 22, 2010

Sweet story with comforting images. Good book to read to a child who's afraid of the dark.

kimrae Apr 04, 2009

A good book if a child is afraid of the dark.

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