Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Can t You Sleep Little Bear 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 pa

  • Title: Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
  • Author: Martin Waddell Barbara Firth
  • ISBN: 9781564022622
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 e 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.

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    1. 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.

    2. 4.5 STARS Awww, shucks. This is so darn cute! I really enjoyed this gentle tale (that is not without humor) about Little Bear who can't get to sleep because of his fear of the dark, and patient and resourceful Big Bear who helps him through his fears (even though Big Bear has a very exciting part of his book to read and keeps getting interrupted!) The illustrations are darling and I loved how, in the end, Big Bear wanted Little Bear to confront his fear of the dark, but did so in a very gentle a [...]

    3. Sweetest, littles bedtime story of the century. Used to love it when my mum read it to me. Still love it today.

    4. لطیفتوی این مجموعه، به جز نقاشی های فوق العاده و پر جزئیاتش عاشق شخصیت خرس بزرگ هستم. از آن بزرگ ترهای مقتدر آرام که شاید از ظاهرشان معلوم نباشد چه قدر چه قدر مهربانند، ولی جوری باهات رفتار می کنند (شاید بدون ابراز محبت های معمول دیگران) که خاطرت از این که تو را بسیار دوست می دار [...]

    5. I have come across this book whilst on my first placement in a Special School. My severe learning difficulties nursery class are reading the book as part of their literacy lessons which they absolutely love. However as they are so young and don’t yet have the cognitive ability to have this book read to them fully as a class they have the story read to them as a sensory story – which I have found fascinating. The plot of the story is about a two bears, a big bear and a little bear that live i [...]

    6. This book is about Little Bear who cannot fall asleep because he's afraid of the dark. Little Bear tosses and turns as he tries to sleep but to no avail. Big Bear sees Little Bear in distress so he stops reading his book and gives Little Bear a small lantern to sleep with, however, it seems this isn't enough for Little Bear. Little Bear still tosses and turns so Big Bear has to stop reading his book again to get him some more light. But again, Little Bear cannot sleep because there is too much d [...]

    7. This is a story about a little bear that is afraid of the dark, yet overcomes this fear with the help of Big Bear, a portrayal similar to parent and child and hence easy to relate to the comfort sought and the comfort given. "I don't like the dark," said Little Bear."What dark?" said Big Bear."The dark all around us," said Little BearThis story depicts patience and kindness on the part of big bear, where he goes to great lengths to help little bear realise that the dark is nothing to be afraid o [...]

    8. Again a great book to explore different ideas and of course children's fears of the dark. Great illustrations as well. I remember very well myself that I could never sleep when I was a child, not because of the dark but I just could not fall asleep. My parents always came up with new ideas to help me fall asleep. It reminds me of big bear, being persistent, creative and patient with little bear are important attributes for parents. So maybe this picturebook does not just help children overcome t [...]

    9. So cute, and so true. I love how little bear tries and tries to go to sleep, by doing somersaults and hanging half off his bed. Perfect for a bedtime book!

    10. Weltrusten Kleine Beer ''Can't you sleep, Little Bear?''Martin Waddell.Ik vind het een leuk voorleesboek voor kinderen die in groep 1/2 zitten. Ik vind het een leuk voorleesboek omdat het verhaal over twee beren gaat die samen in een hol wonen, de relatie tussen de beren is speciaal, ze hebben een hechte band (Grote Beer wordt nooit boos op Kleine Beer) deze band komt goed naar voren in het boek. Zo is de Grote Beer erg behulpzaam naar de Kleine Beer toe (telkens weer naar Kleine Beer zijn kamer [...]

    11. 'Welterusten kleine beer' is een kinderboek dat gaat over Kleine Beer die niet kan slapen omdat hij bang is voor het donker en Grote Beer die hem hiermee helpt.Voor mij heeft het boek sentimentele waarde, want toen ik klein was werd dit aan me voorgelezen door mijn moeder. Wat ik zo leuk vind aan het boek is dat het relateerbaar is voor zowel kinderen als volwassenen, want zijn we allemaal wel niet eens bang geweest voor het donker? Vooral wanneer we alleen moesten slapen als kind zijnde. Het bo [...]

    12. Welterusten Kleine Beer, Een heerlijk boekje voor de kleintjes om te lezen zo voor het slapengaan. Veel herhaling en eventueel herkenbare situaties. Kleine Beer vindt het donker maar eng en kan hierdoor niet slapen. Grote Beer heeft al het een en ander geprobeerd, maar het helpt Kleine Beer niet voldoende om te kunnen slapen Uiteindelijk denkt Grote beer dé oplossing te hebben gevonden! Zal Kleine Beer eindelijk in slaap vallen? Datum: 03-10-2017

    13. Dit boek vind ik erg schattig. Het is een boek die je kan voorlezen van 2 tot 5 jaar. Het boek gaat over kleine beer die niet kan slapen. Kleine beer is bang in het donker, hij denkt dat er monsters zijn onder het bed. Moeder beer brengt kleine beer naar bed en zet in het begin een klein lampje aan. Kleine beer roept Moeder beer steeds terug en op een gegeven moment staat de grootste lamp in de kamer. Kleine beer kan steeds maar niet slapen en Moeder beer komt met een oplossing. Buiten schijnt d [...]

    14. This book is about Little Bear who cannot get to sleep because he's afraid of the dark. Little Bear tosses and turns as he tries to sleep but cannot. Big Bear is reading a book in the next room and gets up to give Little Bear a small lantern to sleep with, however, Little Bear still can't sleep so Big Bear has brings him some more light. But again, Little Bear cannot sleep because there is still too much dark! Big Bear has an idea- he will take Little bear out of the cave and cradle him by the l [...]

    15. This is lovely book which enables children to get sucked into the story. It's about the a little bear who is afraid of the dark, and the big bear gets a lantern to light up his room so he can go to sleep. Each time that the little cannot sleep; big bear brings a bigger lantern each time. Until it gets to a point where the little bears bedroom is full of light yet he is still afraid of the darkness from the outside entrance of their cave (home). Eventually big bear takes little bear outside in th [...]

    16. Can't you sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell is a lovely story about the relationship of Big Bear and Little Bear which mirrors that of a parent and child. Little Bear is afraid of the dark and with the help of Big Bear he overcomes his fear. Themes of patience, kindness and love run through the story as it focuses on Little Bear having trouble sleeping in the dark. Big Bear, although reading his Bear Book, continues to get up and help Little Bear overcome his fear by setting up lanterns, one [...]

    17. Looking for more dad books, as I believe this will be the first Father's Day theme I've done in storytime. I may have done one a few years ago, but nothing comes to mind. This story is adorable, especially the pictures. A little repetitive, but kids like that. I'm worried about the amount of text on some pages. I will have this on display for sure; if I can't find other things to use, then I will opt to read this one.

    18. Why does this book have such high ratings? The illustrations are cute, but otherwise, way too repetitive to not be boring, both my 5 yr old and preschoolers had a hard time staying engaged in this story. A cute idea, but falls short, since it's way too wordy for the younger crowd, even though the concept is geared toward them.

    19. Oh I remember reading this to the girls! It was sweet! Since I've always called my husband, "Bear", my oldest daughter was Little Bear before she was born. Her nursery was in teddy bears. Can I tell she still sleeps with her bear?!

    20. This is a sweet story, and one that I can relate with. On countless nights, I have just settled down with a book when I hear, "Mama! I can't sleep!" or "Mama, I'm scared." This book does wonders for dispelling the fear of the dark as well as for encouraging the patience of parents everywhere.

    21. Little Bear is scared of the dark, and Big Bear helps him go to sleep. This is nice, but it feels like tons of other Going to Sleep books we have read. Even ds said that we had read it before, even though we hadn't.

    22. This book is simply adorable. A little bear is scared of the dark and the big bear brings, one by one, multiple lanterns to light up little bears room. After little bears room is completely light but he is still complaining about his fear of the dark and pointing outside to the darkness, big bear thinks of a new solution. Big bear brings little bear outside and shows him the light of the moon and the stars, proving that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. Walking back inside to finish her book [...]

    23. Can’t you sleep little bear? By Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth is a picture book in which the illustrations work together with the text to successfully tell a story. The story follows the two bears, big bear and little bear. Little bear cannot sleep because of his fear of the dark, big bear keeps on trying to help him but little bear’s fear of ‘the dark all around us’ keeps him awake.With regards to framing and perspective the illustrator uses a combination of full bleeds and frames. T [...]

    24. Read this to my son at bedtime without reading it myself first. Big mistake As a child who struggles at bedtime anyway, this book did absolutely nothing to help. A bear asking for more and more light to help him sleep before finally being taken outside to see the moon? Yeah, thanks a lot for that! This book was promptly hidden and it took a good couple of weeks before my 4 year old stopped asking for more light and to look at the moon before bed

    25. Ik was een keer met mijn moeder in een babywinkel op zoek naar een kraamcadeautje. Ik zag dit boek, sloeg het open op blz 1 en als een stortvloed aan herinneringen kende ik ineens het hele verhaal weer. Een echte klassieker waarvan ik erg blij ben dat mama er ter plekke eentje voor me gekocht heeft voor later :)

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