Synopses & Reviews
The acclaimed husband-and-wife team set the tone for golden slumbers.
It's way past his bedtime, but Baby Bear is wide awake. Nobody, it seems, can come up with the right lullaby to soothe him. Not Granny Bear. Not Grandpa Bear. Not even Mama Bear. Luckily, Papa Bear instinctively knows just what "song" will do - and he takes Baby Bear on a moonlit river adventure, where a symphony of nocturnal noises soon sends his little cub floating off to sleep. With rhythmic text and luminous artwork, this book is a charming lullaby in its own right as it demonstrates with aplomb that sometimes fathers really do know best.
Perfect for new fathers.
"Guaranteed to provide sweet dreams." (School Library Journal)
". . . Granny Bear, Grandpa Bear, and Mama Bear each take a turn at singing Baby to sleep . . ." (The Horn Book)
". . . McMullan's story of a loving father's inventive lullaby is perfectly served by the dreamy realism of the watercolors . . ." (The New York Times Book Review)
After Grandma, Grandpa, and Mama Bear unsuccessfully try to sing Baby Bear to sleep, Papa finds just the right song.
About the Author
and Jim McMullan
have collaborated on several previous picture books, including two New York Times
Outstanding Books of the Year. The McMullans live in New York City.