LITTLE BROWN BEAR WON’T TAKE A NAP! by Jane Dyer

LITTLE BROWN BEAR WON’T TAKE A NAP!

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

It’s hard enough to get preschoolers to lie down for even an hour, but when Little Brown Bear’s parents attempt to cajole him into his winter hibernation, the result is a tad more adventurous—and surprising. Seeing geese flying past their window, Little Brown Bear has an idea, but he has to wait for his parents to go to sleep before he can set his plans in action. Hearing them snoring from the next room, Little Brown Bear packs his valise and heads for the train station, where he is amazed to see many geese waiting for a train to take them south. When the conductor calls “All aboard,” Little Brown Bear joins the gaggle of geese and soon finds himself at the beach. He spends his days building sand castles and playing in the surf. Realizing that spring is quickly approaching, Little Brown Bear once again joins his goose friends for the return trip north, but this time they fly him there, catching him up in a fishing net. Little Brown Bear sneaks back into bed and falls asleep. He is awakened almost immediately by his mother and protests loudly, but she informs him the spring has arrived and it’s time to get out of bed. Detailed watercolor illustrations of realistic geese clutching handbags and playing checkers will entertain young readers with both their beauty and their humor. Readers will refuse to nap without this one. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2002
ISBN: 0-316-19764-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2002




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