The sun is setting, and everyone in the forest is getting sleepy. The mice, rabbits, and deer all give great big yawns as they snuggle up with their families for the night. Read more...
The sun is setting, and everyone in the forest is getting sleepy. The mice, rabbits, and deer all give great big yawns as they snuggle up with their families for the night. But "someone" isn't sleepy just yet. Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a bit longer. Can he do it? Chris Haughton's bold and vibrant illustrations will captivate little ones eager to stay up just a teeny bit longer, while sweet depictions of animals cozying up in their beds for the night will soon have them yawning off to a dreamland of their own.
- ISBN-13: 9780763690793
- ISBN-10: 0763690791
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 10.3 x 9.8 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Haughton (Shh! We Have a Plan) sets aside his characteristically loopy humor in order to lull young children to sleep. Even the colors are soft-pedaled. As a palette of incandescent colors fades from hot vermilion to deep indigo, a series of graduated pages describes, from small to large, the growing drowsiness in the forest as night falls: The mice are sleepy... the hares are sleepy... the deer are sleepy. Even Great Big Bear stretches and yawns. Only Little Bear resists: Well, Im not sleepy, he declares. But the rest of the forest creatures are too tired to play with him, and as the pages grow ever darker, into magenta and violet, Little Bear starts yawning and stretching, too. Despite their stripped-down, angular construction, Great Big Bear and Little Bear convey a sense of furry realnessespecially when Little Bear gets a great big goodnight kiss from Great Big Bear, a massive, comforting presence. Children listening to Haughtons story might not fall asleep, but theyll have to admit that its getting to be about that time. Ages 25. (Dec.)