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|Hush up and hibernate!|
Author: Markle, Sandra
A tale about a black bear cub that finds every excuse imaginable to avoid the inevitable go-to-bed moment. Will Mama Bear finally win?
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2018 Parents who struggle to get toddlers into bed will certainly appreciate poor Mama Bear’s efforts to get Baby Bear ready to hibernate. Facts are seamlessly woven into the narrative as Baby runs through a litany of delay tactics—he’s hungry, he’s thirsty, he can’t get comfortable, he needs to say goodbye to the moose—and he’s definitely not sleepy. Once Mama explains that she’s planning to sleep the winter away, but that wolves and other predators are not, Baby Bear is a little more agreeable towards a long winter nap. The humorous illustrations feature facial expressions that highlight the cub’s continuing dissatisfaction and Mama’s waning patience. Back matter provides resources, a guide to other hibernating animals, a quiz (“Could You Hibernate like a Bear?”), and an activity for building an indoor bear den. Mama wins in the end, of course, and readers come away with an appreciation for hibernation, which may or may not transfer over to human nap time. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.