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A Bedtime for Bear (Candlewick Readers)by Bonny Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton
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When the impish Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear is in for a rude — and very funny — awakening in this irresistible new story starring the unlikely pair.
Bear must have absolute quiet when he goes to bed. He likes to set out his glass of water, adjust his nightcap, fluff his favorite pillow, and then drift peacefully to sleep. But the effervescent Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, finds it terribly hard to be as quiet as a... well, you know. With masterfully paced slapstick humor, droll repartee, and comic visual details, the curmudgeonly Bear and his irrepressible friend Mouse return in a third wry adventure that will have readers of all ages laughing in recognition.
"Bear and Mouse return to prove that friends may not be perfect, but they're there when it matters most. Bear can't stand noise at bedtime, so he isn't pleased when Mouse turns up to spend the night. Mouse's humming, squeaking, and whispers of 'Good night!' make Bear lose his patience, but when the house at last falls silent, Bear discovers that having everything just so is less important than having a friend when nighttime sounds turn scary. Denton's ink and watercolor illustrations ably express the dry humor of Becker's dialogue and personifications, which make this a bedtime standout. Ages 5 – 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
About the Author
Bonny Becker is the author of three books about Bear and Mouse as well as a number of other award-winning picture books and middle-grade novels. She lives in Seattle.
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of all three Bear and Mouse stories as well as Two Homes by Claire Masurel. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
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