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How Could a Bear Sleep Here?

Julie Gonzalez, Stephanie Laberis (Illustrator)


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It's time for Shelby to hibernate, but how could a bear sleep in this noisy forest?

The woodpeckers are rat-tat-tatting, the squirrels are cracka-cracka-crunching--there's too much noise! When Shelby spies the perfect cave, only too late does he realize he's hopped aboard a tour bus bound for the beach.

Coupled with hysterically expressive illustrations by Stephanie Laberis, Julie Gonzalez's lively text and familiar refrain sings as Shelby, after several attempts to snooze in the tropics with increasing exhaustion, finally discovers the perfect solution to his noise problem.

This is a great read-aloud for young readers who will recognize the refrain ("How could a bear sleep here?") and the silliness of Shelby's predicament

Praise For How Could a Bear Sleep Here?

"A light spin on the 'be careful what you wish for' theme."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823436798, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

About the Author

Julie Gonzalez lives with her husband, two children, and rabbit in Pennsylvania, where she always finds a peaceful place to sleep. Well, almost always. This is her first picture book.

Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator who specializes in creating art for animation and children's books, and was named to the long list for the Kate Greenaway medal. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area where, when she's not making art, she enjoys volunteering at a local wildlife hospital.