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Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. “Winter is for sleeping,” Mother Bear tells her. “But why, Mother?” Little Miss asks. “Because that’s what bears do. All bears sleep, all winter long.” All winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on hills. Most of all, she is going to miss Mother Bear.

But Mother finds a special way to assure her that they will all be there waiting for her — the stars, the moon, the hills, and especially Mother Bear — when she wakes in the spring. Author Amy Hest and artist Lauren Tobia create a masterful bedtime story, warm and emotionally resonant, that is sure to comfort little bears everywhere.

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"Instead of simply soothing her cub, Mother Bear takes her for one last roll in the snow before covering her face with kisses and tucking her in. 'And when we wake up, the stars will be bright,' Mother Bear tells her. 'The moon will be round. The hills will be grassy. And we'll be right here, in our very own place, together.' Veteran children's author Hest wisely understands it's not just the cuddles that bring rest, but a parent's reassurances that sleep won't bring chaos and disorder, even one as long as winter." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 7
Author Amy Hest
Illustrator Lauren Tobia
ISBN 0763672076
Publication Date Oct 11, 2016
Publisher Candlewick
Language English