Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious new romp from the award-winning team behind Class Two at the Zoo
"There are bears on the stairs. That's why I don't like going to bed. It's the bears on the stairs." But are the bears real, or just a small boy's crafty tactic for delaying bedtime?
Nominated as a Peters' Book of the Year 2010, this adorable children's story is sure to become a bedtime favorite. The author and illustrator's previous collaboration, Class Two at the Zoo, won the Stockport Schools Book Award in 2008. With lively text and hilarious illustrations, this delightful book will appeal to all families with small children who've experienced similar bedtime antics.
Dynamic compositions and jolly palette allow us not take this anxious story too seriously while chalky textures and simple patterns keep the images bold and varied viewpoints keep the scale lively. Wonderfully quirky.' - Jana Novotny Hunter, Books for Keeps'Some very distinctive bears, full of life and just scary enough without frightening the bed-time reader too much.' - Anne Rooney, armadillomagazine.com'Engaging tale with lots of detail and character expression to pore over. Another excellent, amusing winner.' - Peters'Very funny tale brilliantly illustrated to catch the eye of all little folk and disbelieving adults.' - The Teacher
About the Author
JULIA JARMAN has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford with her husband and has three grown-up children. She has been a schoolteacher and journalist but she now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits.
LYNNE CHAPMAN was born in London and has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She studied at Middlesex University.
From the Hardcover edition.