Synopses & Reviews
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 hibernatebut 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.
* “The author of Little Dog Lost has another winner here. . . . This wonderful book is filled with pictures, drawings, and notes. . . . Carnesis sweet illustrations perfectly capture the joys of friendship, the frustration at being left behind, and the satisfaction in making something for a friend. The spare text is an excellent complement to the lively illustrations, and the addition of speech balloons for Beatrices big emotions really lets her perky personality shine. Sure to be a hit.”
“Little readers will squeal with delight. . . . Beatrices naïveté will evoke chuckles. . . . Very funny pictures. . . . [The illustrations] skillfully convey both the many anthropomorphic touches, such as Beatrices carrot-decorated blanket, and a subtle range of emotions on the best friends faces. Winningly sweet.”
“Carnesi is one of those authors who make storytelling appear effortless and intuitive while conveying a wealth of empathy, personality, and humor. There isnt a wasted word in her text, and the watercolors brim with good will and just a touch of silliness. Her take on maintaining connection in the face of separation feels both timeless and very much of the moment.”
“Appealing ink, watercolor, and colored-pencil illustrations draw readers in with their energy and emotion . . . strong pacing. The succinct text and illustrations work seamlessly together to tell the story with humor and feeling, using page turns to heighten drama. . . . Spirited look at friendship through the seasons.”
“A heartwarming book of friendship. . . . The beautifully expressive illustrations make this a wonderful addition to any picture book collection.”
It's off to bed...for the whole winter Join all the animals on their journey to hibernation
EVERYBODY TO THE STATION!
TIME FOR WINTER HIBERNATION!
With room for all kinds of critters from big burly bears and clamoring chipmunks to grumpy groundhogs and f idgety frogs, this train is f illed to capacity and ready to go!
The final destination?
Everybody to the station! Time for hibernation! With room for all kinds of critters from big burly bears and clamoring chipmunks to grumpy groundhogs and fidgety frogs, this train is filled to capacity and ready to go! Full color.
Everybody at the station! Itand#8217;s time for winter hibernation! The sweet rhyming text of this book will calm even the most rambunctious kids and have them dreaming about what itand#8217;s like to hibernate. Young readers will be soothed and delighted as this story introduces them to different types of hibernating animals. The creatures on the train are preparing to snuggle into sleep, although with a passenger list that includes chipmunks, bears, snakes, hedgehogs, groundhogs, frogs, turtles, mice, bats, and more, thereand#8217;s a lot of noise! Will the hibernating critters ever get to sleep? Take a trip to andlt;Iandgt;Hibernation Station andlt;/Iandgt;to find out!
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Michelle Meadowsandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of andlt;i andgt;Itsy Bitsy Baby Mouseandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Traffic Pupsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Pilot Pupsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Piggies in the Kitchenandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;i andgt;Piggies in Pajamasandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Hibernation Stationandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Way the Storm Stopsandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Silver Springs, Maryland.Kurt Cyrus has illustrated numerousandnbsp;acclaimed picture books celebrating the natural world, including andlt;iandgt;Mammoths on the Moveandlt;/iandgt; by Lisa Wheeler and his own andlt;iandgt;Tadpole Rexandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Turtle Rexandlt;/iandgt;. Kurt lives with his wife inandnbsp;McMinnville, Oregon. Visit him at KurtCyrus.com.