Sleep Tight, Little Bear by Martin Waddell


Sleep Tight, Little Bear by Martin Waddell

Little Bear has found a little-bear-sized cave to play in ...and when night falls, he decides to sleep there too. But as he looks out of his cave at the moon shining through the dark trees, Little Bear starts to wonder whether Big Bear might not be lonely without him...


A child's first faltering steps towards independence are poignantly captured. Big Bear and Little Bear have provided a delightful take on some of the critical moments of childhood. The Guardian

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

21st January 2006



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