Monday, November 7, 2011

A Bedtime for Bear

A Bedtime for Bear, Bonny Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton (Walker Books)

Bear has some requirements for bedtime: his glass of water must be ready and waiting in a particular spot on the bedside table and his favourite pillow needs to be sufficiently fluffed up. But most importantly, it has to be VERY quiet.

When Mouse comes to stay Bear’s quiet is interrupted by the sound of teeth brushing 
(bristle, bristle, bristle) 
(humm, hum-pa-pummmmm)
and the creak of Mouse settling down in his bed 
(creak, squeak, rattle)

But it is when Mouse falls asleep and quiet finally descends that Bear realises it might just be a bit too quiet...

This is just lovely. A little bit funny and delightfully illustrated. 

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