Shh! Bears Sleeping by David Martin

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The simplest of narratives, conveyed in lulling rhymes, follows a mother black bear and her two cubs throughout the year...Short stanzas (with only a few rhythmic missteps) convey the languorous feeling of a bear’s slumber.
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In the fall
When leaves turn red
Bears know soon
It’s time for bed
Comes winter
Comes snow
Bears are ready
Bears go
In their cave
Warm and deep
Winter is time
For bears to sleep
 
A lilting read-aloud text and stunning pictures combine to make an irresistibly appealing picture book that follows these fascinating animal friends through the cycle of the year. A page of facts about bears will answer young readers' questions as they begin to explore the wonders of the natural world.
 

About David Martin

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David Martin is the author of sixteen picture books and twenty-six easy-to-read titles. He and his wife and daughter lived for many years in a house that David built in the Vermont woods, where he had many opportunities to observe bear behavior.



Author Residence: Lyndonville, VermontSteve Johnson and Lou Fancher have illustrated fifty books together. Their versatility allows them to illustrate a wide variety of books, from the humor of Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince Continued to the poetry of Silver Seeds.Illustrator Residence: Moraga, California (Bay Area)
 
Published January 5, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Above average
on Oct 14 2015

The simplest of narratives, conveyed in lulling rhymes, follows a mother black bear and her two cubs throughout the year...Short stanzas (with only a few rhythmic missteps) convey the languorous feeling of a bear’s slumber.

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