Can't You Sleep, Little Bear Paperback – 4 Apr 2005
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Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Prize for Children's Books, this luscious-as-chocolate tale of the little bear who just can't go to sleep should find a place on every pre-school bookshelf.
While Big Bear tries to read his Bear Book, Little Bear tries to sleep, but can't. He's scared of the dark. So Big Bear keeps bringing him progressively bigger lanterns. But nothing seems to work, until he leads Little Bear out of the Bear Cave into the dark nights
NB. There is some debate as to whether Little Bear was really trying very hard to get to sleep. Some of the illustrations seem to show him bouncing around rather a lot. You decide. (Ages 2 to 5)--Lisa Gee
A big book edition is also available. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"The most perfect children's book ever written or illustrated... It evaporates and dispels all fear of the dark." The Sunday Times; "Wonderfully reassuring for small children. I cannot praise this picture book too highly. It will delight reader and listener alike." The Sunday Telegraph"See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Martin Waddell is one of our favourite children's authors and his books are a delight for children and parents alike.
Little Bear can't get to sleep because he's afraid of the dark despite all of Big Bear's attempts at reassurance until Big Bear hits on the perfect way to get him to sleep.
This book is not just for patrents having difficulty getting their children to sleep, it's enchanting and wonderfully warm. I guarantee the way Big Bear resolves the situation will bring a lump to your throat.
The story is beautifully simple and the animation exquisite to the extent that we have given the series of books as gifts to friends' children in turn. After 17 years it's still a prized gift - which says it all really.
The children loved this story and so did I, it is about a little bear who cannot go to sleep because he is afraid of the dark. The story is about big bear trying to solve this problem until eventually he falls asleep.
The book is beautifully illustrated and the language is good in the story. I also used this book to introduce the children to questions and how we know what they are and when someone is asking a question. From an educational point of view this book offers a lot.
The book also made the children laugh and they identified the repetition which they enjoyed joining in with. The children were glued to the book as it was being read and were interested in finding out what was going to happen to help little bear fall asleep.
Some children identified with the story as they found the dark scary. This also helped them to see that there is nothing to be frightened of, and reassured them.
I love this book as it is brilliant for combining literacy with the science topic light and dark.
Now that I have a 9-month old baby girl who also have sleeping problems I am going to buy this book again for her. It may not work for the sleeping issue, but I will LOVE reading it to her and looking together at the fantastic illustrations. Better than a yoga session.
Really glad I looked on amazon for this-made my day reading through it with my little girl for the first time and remembering it from my own childhood!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favourite childhood books. It is a great story with a warm and comforting message. I highly recommend it for all parents to read to their children :)Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant! Arrived promptly. Was a favourite of my eldest son as a child. I've bought it as a gift for him as he awaits the birth of his first child. Thanks.Published 1 month ago by D. Robinson
Bought this for our baby to read before bed, it's a really nice bookPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
thanks to this book i've successfully overcome my insomnia.
8.394103 out of 10.