Little Bear’s First Sleep by Lesley Gibbes
Published by Scholastic Australia
Little Bear hasn’t hibernated before and when his parents snuggle down beside him deep in their den, he lies awake and wonders what his first winter sleep will be like.
Will it be soft like his mother’s fur? Will it be firm like his father’s hug? Will it be sweet, like fresh woodland grass?
The trouble is, no matter how hard he tries, Little Bear can’t go to sleep, even though his mother and father are already deeply asleep.
Little Bear tosses and turns, wriggles around the cave and counts his toes in the moonlight. He even sneaks outside. Sleep comes at last to Little Bear, snuggled between his mother and father.
But who is the first to wake and what awaits in the world outside?
Little Bear’s First Sleep is a tender story of family bonds that not only emphasises the importance of sleep as part of life, but through its gentle text and delightful pictures also provides young readers with their first basic information about the hibernation cycle of bears. A fine picture book for littlies.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Lesley Gibbes
Illustrator: Lisa Stewart
Title: Little Bear’s First Sleep
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: September 2016