Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell

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When bedtime comes Little Bear is afraid of the dark, until Big Bear brings him lights and love.
 

About Martin Waddell

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Martin Waddell has written more than one hundred books for children and young adults. Among them is the best-selling series about Big Bear and Little Bear, illustrated by Barbara Firth. He lives in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Barbara Firth began drawing when she was three years old. Since then, she has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including the Big Bear and Little Bear series, written by Martin Waddell. She lives in Middlesex, England.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Candlewick Press.
Genres: Children's Books.

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 In this comforting story about a big bear trying to help a little bear overcome his fear of the dark, both the affectionate humor and the beguiling variations on a repetitive theme are reminiscent of Minarik's classic Little Bear (1957); but this British team gives a fresh flavor to the old for...

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Move over, Goodnight Moon . Margaret Wise Brown's enduring bedtime classic may have found a worthy successor in this collaboration by Waddell and Firth ( The Park in the Dark ; We Love Them ). Their g

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Young readers will delight in the text's repetition and revel in the illustrations' warm details--as Big Bear reads in the aptly named Bear Chair (complete with claws and paws), for example, Little Bear can be glimpsed frolicking on his bed.

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The Bookbag

In fact, the sequence of Little Bear's getting up repeatedly is very long: it becomes almost as annoying as the real event must have been for the Big Bear!

Nov 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Common Sense Media

Finally, Big Bear makes Little Bear face the dark head on, and this duo finds that there's nothing to fear--as long as they have each other.

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Curious Book Fans

The story centres on the relationship between Big Bear and Little Bear, and on Big Bear’s efforts to help Little Bear sleep.

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