A Bedtime for Bear

By Bonny Becker; Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763641016, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Like Frog and Toad before them, this seemingly mis-matched duo of curmudgeonly Bear and winsome Mouse make for a charming pair of fast friends. Once again, Bear receives a somewhat unwelcome visitor when Mouse arrives unexpectedly for a sleepover, interrupting Bear's evening routine. However, an understanding friend turns out to be just what Bear needs to get a good night's sleep. Denton's expressive watercolors and Becker's pitch-perfect, funny story work together perfectly to make this another great read aloud, in this follow-up picture book to their E.B.White Read Aloud Award-winning A Visitor for Bear.”
-- Lauren Mayer, University Book Store, Seattle, WA


Description

When the impish Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear is in for a rude — and very funny — awakening in this irresistible new story starring the unlikely pair.

Bear must have absolute quiet when he goes to bed. He likes to set out his glass of water, adjust his nightcap, fluff his favorite pillow, and then drift peacefully to sleep. But the effervescent Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, finds it terribly hard to be as quiet as a . . . well, you know. With masterfully paced slapstick humor, droll repartee, and comic visual details, the curmudgeonly Bear and his irrepressible friend Mouse return in a third wry adventure that will have readers of all ages laughing in recognition.




About the Author
Bonny Becker is the author of several picture books and novels
for young readers, among them The Christmas Crocodile, illustrated
by David Small. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated numerous titles for Kingfisher, including A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, In the Light of the Moon by Sam McBratney, and two collections written by Ann Pilling, The Kingfisher Book of Bible Stories and The Kingfisher Treasury of Myths and Legends. She is also the creator of several picture books. She lives in Manitoba, Canada, and received the prestigious Governor General's Award for her work.
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