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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin…
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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? (1988)

by Martin Waddell

Other authors: Barbara Firth (Illustrator)

Series: Little Bear by Martin Waddell

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Though the story does not rhyme, the reader can predict that Little Bear will get up from bed again and again because he is afraid of the dark. Big Bear tries various night lights of increasing size and number, but Little Bear's fear is not assuaged until he faces the dark outside. ( )
  rpankey | Apr 2, 2018 |
These books are too adorable, sweet, and fun. This particular story is perfect for bedtime. Little Bear is afraid of the dark, but with Big Bear's help, he finds the light and safety enough to sleep soundly. With Firth's adorable and perfect illustrations, this story is a must for any child's collection. ( )
  empress8411 | Jun 14, 2017 |
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  SteppLibrary | Mar 22, 2017 |
3 1/2 stars. Cute book where Big Bear tries to get Little Bear to sleep but Little Bear is scared of the dark so big Bear must find a solution. The art was nice but I felt the ending could have been executed better. Still, a sound read for bedtime.

Honestly I think I enjoyed this more than the kids with how Big Bear wants to get back to his book but he patiently puts Little Bear to bed each time. Something any parent can relate to. ( )
  jljaina | May 16, 2015 |
Little Bear is afraid of the dark and has a difficult time trying to fall asleep. Big Bear brings Little Bear multiple sources of night lights until the dark is all gone, but Little bear is still afraid. Big Bear takes him outside and shows him the moon and the stars to show Little Bear that there is always a "nightlight" on, and the dark is nothing to be afraid of. ( )
  rhigginbotham | Oct 24, 2014 |
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Once there were two bears. Big Bear and Little Bear.
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In this tender account of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to quell Little Bear's troubled emotions, Big Bear offers—in a final loving gesture—nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic.
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When bedtime comes Little Bear is afraid of the dark, until Big Bear brings him lights and love.

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Candlewick Press

5 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 1564022625, 0763619299, 1564025551, 0763624241, 0763635375

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