Bedtime for Bear

Bedtime for Bear

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Wintertime is here, and that means it is bedtime for Bear. But Bear's friends don't think so. They want Bear to come and play outside in the snow. Bear can hear his friends calling. He hears them laughing and playing. Bear can't sleep. But it's bedtime! What is a bear to do?show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0060502053
  • 9780060502058
  • 1,490,301

Review quote

"Satisfying. Helquist's compositions are lovely with just the right quirky details to catch viewers' attention. Offer this one to those in need of a winter's read-aloud before naptime." -- School Library Journal (starred review) "Helquist's sumptuous paintings and expansive sense of visual comedy make this tale a keeper. Readers will want to jump right into these pages and join in the fun. Bonus: with the line "It's bedtime for bears," Helquist has coined a bedtime call-to-arms with staying power." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for A Christmas Carol: "The beloved Christmas classic is skillfully adapted for this simplified introduction to the tale. Helquist's artistic style is an excellent match for the Dickensian world of mysterious spirits and spooky graveyards." -- Kirkus Reviews "With pleasing touches of detail, humor and a few frightful strokes...the eye-catching art makes a strong pairing to the accessible abridgment of Dickens's text. " -- Publishers Weekly "Helquist's talent for detail and visual moods is truly remarkable. The whole family will love this one" -- Deseret Morning News "This interpretation of 'A Christmas Carol' is not to be missed. Brett Helquist gets everything just right." -- Asheville Citizen-Timesshow more

About Brett Helquist

Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times-bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New more

Rating details

312 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 18% (57)
4 35% (109)
3 40% (124)
2 6% (19)
1 1% (3)
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