Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth


Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth

I don't like the dark, said Little Bear. What dark? said Big Bear. The dark all around us, said Little Bear. 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. From the Hardcover edition.


The most perfect children's book ever written or illustrated... It evaporates and dispels all fear of the dark. The Sunday Times; Wonderfully reassuring for small children. I cannot praise this picture book too highly. It will delight reader and listener alike. The Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. He has won many awards for his work, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Martin lives in Northern Ireland. Barbara Firth has illustrated numerous picture books by Martin Waddell. She has previously won the Kate Greenaway Medal and lives in West Yorkshire.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 99


Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth
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Publication date

4th April 2005



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