Sleep Tight, Little Bear with DVD (Hardcover)

By Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763624392, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2005



Little Bear learns that it's fun to venture off by yourself, but even better to know that you can go home again in this heart-tugging ode to the endearing, enduring bond between Big Bear and Little Bear.

One day Little Bear discovers a new cave that's the perfect size, just for him. He plays in it all day, eats supper there, and, with Big Bear's permission, even gets ready to spend the night. But when the big moon shines overhead and Little Bear is lying there all by himself, he suddenly realizes that Big Bear might be getting lonely back in the old Bear Cave. Perhaps it's time to go home. Big Bear and Little Bear, stars of CAN'T YOU SLEEP, LITTLE BEAR? and other beloved picture books by Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner Martin Waddell, are back in another classic story, lovingly illustrated with deft humor by Barbara Firth.

About the Author

MARTIN WADDELL is the recipient of the 2004 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature. Of SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE BEAR, he says, "I visited the last of my children to leave home, one of my own Little Bears. He had an empty house, but proudly showed me a new bed and a new table and a new chair . . . like the playhouses we had made when he was very small. After that, what else could I do but write the story?" Martin Waddell lives in Northern Ireland.

BARBARA FIRTH has illustrated many award-winning picture books, including the Little Bear series, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide. "I admire that Big Bear allowed Little Bear to be alone," she says. "But I was also glad that Little Bear was able to think of Big Bear's feelings, and ended up right where he belonged!" Barbara Firth lives in Middlesex, England.