As any Mom and Dad can attest, many children just don't know the difference of when it's time to sleep and play. Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist is the book for every parent who tries to tame their own little cubs when it comes time to hibernate.
Bear is snug in bed, ready to hibernate until his raccoon friends come running to his house, begging him to come out and play. Bear tries to explain that it's bedtime for bears, but as he attempts to close his eyes, he still hears his friends playing. His friends continue to beg, but when Bear opens the door and gets hit with a snowball, it's ON! As Bear tries to shoo them away, he trips, flips and slips and finds himself covered in snow, laughing. Bear gets swept up into the fun and after a long day of play, it's the raccoons who are asking, "Isn't it bedtime for bears?"
Helquist is an amazing illustrator and his graphic-novel style turns this book into one giant cartoon that you'll be reading over and over at bedtime. Chances are your little cubs will want to keep playing while you're ready to hibernate!
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (December 21, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher