A Bedtime for Bear (Bear and Mouse) (Hardcover)

By Bonny Becker, Kady Macdonald Denton (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763641016, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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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
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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. (Ages 5-7)

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 three books about Bear and Mouse as well as a number of other award-winning picture books and middle-grade novels. She lives in Seattle.

Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of all three Bear and Mouse stories as well as TWO HOMES by Claire Masurel. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.


Praise For A Bedtime for Bear (Bear and Mouse)

Denton's ink and watercolor illustrations ably express the dry humor of Becker's dialogue and personifications, which make this a bedtime standout.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bear and Mouse are back and charming as ever… For children who are frightened at night, trying to navigate the world of friendships, or facing new experiences, Bear and Mouse are the perfect companions.
—School Library Journal (starred review)