Book Review | A Bedtime for Bear
Author: Bonny Becker
A Bedtime for Bear is a sweet, charming, endearing storybook for small children. It is perfect for gift-giving. I only hope my niece will love it as much as I do.
It’s a little long, so you will want to read it to older toddlers (my niece is almost 2, so I am not sure if she’ll make it through the story in one sitting) or infants who can’t wrestle out of your grasp. Ha! Now, when I say long, please understand that it’s not text-heavy, it’s just a long story.
First, Bear is alone, then Mouse shows up, and they spend some quality time together before they get ready for bed. Bear needs absolute silence and Mouse disrupts that…until Bear hears suspicious noises and awakens Mouse, who eases Bear’s fears. Then they both fall asleep, side by side.
Now, there’s no real connection between Bear’s need for silence and the subsequent noises that wake him up and frighten him, but so what? (At least, it didn’t seem to follow logically for me) Let’s not over-analyze, right?
The bottom line is, the story is cute. The big bear is scared and the tiny mouse is his friend and makes him feel better. The illustrations are wonderful and heart-warming. A Bedtime for Bear is a darling book to put on your child’s (or grandchild’s) bookshelf…and you will look forward to bedtime stories just as much as (if not more than) your special little one!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*