Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!

By Wright, Maureen

Publishers Summary:
It's time for Big Bear to hibernate, so Old Man Winter keeps telling him: "Sleep, Big Bear, sleep." But Big Bear doesn't hear very well. He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can t seem to hear what Old Man Winter is saying. Finally, Old Man Winter finds a noisy way to get Big Bear's attention.Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media by Will Hillenbrand bring this bedtime story to a fitting conclusion.

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ISBN
978-0-76145-560-8
Publisher
Cavendish


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2009

PreS-Gr 1 It is getting cold and time for hibernation, so Old Man Winter says, "'Sleep, Big Bear, sleep.'/But Big Bear didn't hear very well]." Instead he mishears Old Man Winter and, in attempting to follow his directions, drives a jeep, sweeps a house, climbs a steep mountain, etc. Ultimately, Old Man Winter yells loudly enough for Big Bear to understand him, and the bear heads off to his den for a much-dese...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Wright and Hillenbrand reverse just about everything in the familiar scenario of a child delaying his inevitable bedtime. Big Bear's ready to call it a summer, but he's a bit hard of hearing. Each time Old Man Winter reiterates his titular command, the sleepy Bear mishears ("He thought he heard as twilight fell, / 'Drive a jeep, Big Bear, drive a jeep'") and does his best to comply: he "leaps" with his f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Big Bear is ready to call it a summer, but he's a bit hard of hearing. Each time Old Man Winter reiterates his titular ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

A lively read-aloud; the amusing scenarios invite listener participation. Big Bear,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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