Bears in Beds by Shirley Parenteau
Illustrated by David Walker
Genre: Children’s Picture Book – Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams
Ages 2 to 5
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Those adorable bears from Bears on Chairs return in an irresistibly sweet bedtime story.
It’s time for Big Brown Bear to tuck all four little bears into their beds. Then he’s ready to climb into his own bed and turn out the light. Five warm beds, holding five sleepy bears, until a sound goes whoosh in the middle of the night, and all the bears wake up in a fright. Will they ever get back into bed? Luckily, Big Brown Bear knows just what to do! A fun, rhyming read-aloud that parents will love and tired little cubs will be happy to snuggle up with.
Bears on Chairs (my review) has absolutely got to be my favorite board book ever! When I discovered that there was a new one coming out I could not put it on all of my wishlists fast enough! I am thrilled to finally have my hands on Bears in Beds. I did not realize it before that Bears on Chairs actually was a hardcover book, like this one before it was a board book – so I just went and ordered myself a copy of that because we all love it enough to have it both formats! Now… for Bears in Beds.
So cute! Again, how much and I tell you that I LOVE the illustrations and now we get to venture into bedtime with the bears. From counting out these bears we have come to know and love by name as they make their entrance and ready for bed and then all get tucked in tight… then there is a woosh… and a rattle. What are the bears to do!? This is a great read for the preschool age while trying to convince a child that their bed is just as well as any other, but at the same time a good snuggle is appropriate from time to time. Perfect read aloud for this age 2-5.
*Thanks to Candlewick Press for providing a copy for review.*
Shirley Parenteau has written a number of books for children, including Bears on Chairs. She lives in Elk Grove, California.
David Walker has illustrated several children’s books, including Bears on Chairs. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.