Author: Miller, Pat Zietlow
The story of a baby bear who can't sleep through the winter.
Kirkus Reviews (11/01/17)
School Library Journal (02/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-K—A baby bear can't fall back asleep, which is problematic since he is supposed to be hibernating. Elliott and his mother retreat to their den for a long winter's nap. The cub dreams of spring, his favorite time of year. He finds himself wide awake with nothing to do, so he tries every trick in the book, but nothing works. Spooky shadows on the wall give him a good scare and he wonders if spring will ever come again. Finally, his adoring mother rouses herself and assures Elliott that warmer weather is right around the corner. They make friendly shadow puppets and eat a snack. Finally, Elliott lets out a big yawn and they are able to fall back asleep together. Kim's illustrations are lovable and uncomplicated. Children will be able to easily relate to the plight of not being able to go back to sleep. VERDICT A gentle tale that makes for a good bedtime read-aloud any time of year.—Gretchen Hardin, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.