My little guy has just learned to say the phrase “One more time.” And he says it each time we finish Margaret Wise Brown’s latest children’s picture book Sleep Tight, Sleep Bears (out from Silver Dolphin on April 2), a charming invitation to sleep for little ones and their parents. I swear I yawn several times during each reading! And I think you will, too!
I LOVED Brown’s Runaway Bunny and one of the joys of becoming a mommy was reading my little guy a book I enjoyed as a little girl. As she has done many times before, Brown has outdone herself again!
Featuring a male big sleepy bear and a male little sleepy bear (I love this incision of the father into the bedtime routine), this book will become a bedtime favorite! Told in a soothing narrative voice, this story takes big and little sleepy bear from yawns to dreamland in a series of repeated actions that will add to the read aloud-ability of this book. The language become softer and more prayer-like as the bears move toward sleep.
A wonderful bedtime story book, I am not sure this book is the best fit for classroom use. Perhaps before nap time.
A masterclass in creating a bedtime mood that will lure you to sleep, Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears earns four stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️