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Time to Sleepby Denise Fleming
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This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.
How can two friends share winter when one of them is hibernating? Beatrice and Bear meet one spring day and become best buddies. They play together through summer and fall. Then winter comes and Beatrice cant find Bear anywhere. She hears hes gone to hibernate—but where on earth is that? When Beatrice learns that hibernation is not a place and that Bear will be sleeping all winter long, she fears it will be a lonely season . . . unless she comes up with a brilliant plan to share winter with Bear too.
Like children who must go to bed for the night, the forest animals each find a way to put off bedtime just a little bit longer. Full color.
The basilisk falls asleep balanced on a thin branch that hangs ocer the water.
To stay safe from predators, the flamingo sleeps standing in shallow water.
The white stork sleeps in flight!
Time to Sleep is one of three in a picture book series for very young children by Caldecott-Honor winning duo Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Jenkins' masterful and vibrantly colored cut-and-torn paper illustrations paired with a fun, lovely text, Time to Sleep showcases the most interesting ways animals go to sleep.
A warm, inviting bedtime book from a Caldecott winning illustrator.
Bear sniffed once.
She sniffed twice.
"I smell winter in the air," said Bear. "It is time to crawl into my cave and sleep. But first I must tell Snail."
Denise Fleming presents a warm-hearted story about animals of the forest settling down for their winter nap. But, like children who must go to bed for the night, they each find a way to put it off just a little bit longer. Richly illustrated in fall colors, Denise Fleming's story book world is right on target for preschoolers.
About the Author
Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. She also wrote and illustrated In the Tall, Tall Grass, Lunch, Count!, Barnyard Banter, Where Once There Was A Wood, Mama Cat Has Three Kittens, Pumpkin Eye, and The Everything Book. Ms. Fleming creates the illustrations for her books by pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils. The result--unforgettable images set in handmade paper. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
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