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Bear and Bunny

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Bear and Bunny

by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
Candlewick Press, 2015

Bear and Bunny is the perfect friendship story filled with love and humor.

Rendered in mixed media, each scene is filled with clever extras to delight the mind and endearing expressions that move the heart.  Bear and Bunny are friends.  Bear thinks Bunny is a little bear.  Bunny thinks Bear is a big bunny.  They delight in exploring their world and sing songs together.  After their naps, they wonder why they don’t have a pet.  They discuss what a pet is and think about what pet they would like.  After a lot of thinking, they take another nap.  When they wake, they see something up in the tree.  The animals goes, “Croak!” and they climb the tree to take home their new pet, a kitty.

A quiet, yet humorous book about friends, perfect for bedtime.

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Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep

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by Maureen Wright, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
Marshall Cavendish Children, 2009

Written in loose rhyme with a gently flowing rhythm, Old Man Winter tells Big Bear to, “Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep.  But bear is hard of hearing and thinks he is to drive a jeep.  Which he does, causing all sorts of havoc.  Bear heads to a bed when he hears Old Man Winter remind him to sleep.  Mis-hearing him, Big Bear thinks he was told to sweep, then leap, and dive deep.  Finally, in exasperation, Old Man Winter cries out something else, and bear finds his sleep.

A great read-aloud, where kids see the humor when bear mis-hears and routes for Big Bear to go to sleep.

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