The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep

by Caroline Nastro

Illustrations by Vanya Nastanlieva

2016, NorthSouth Books • ISBN: 978-0-7358-4268-7

There’s no place like home
when it’s time for bed

When Bear can’t sleep, he goes on an adventure and discovers the wonders of New York City—a parade, Central Park, hot dogs, and more! But when he finally gets tired and looks for a place to rest . . . he learns why it’s called the city that never sleeps. What’s a bear to do? Caroline Nastro’s gentle adventure and Vanya Nastanlieva’s engaging illustrations are sure to comfort and delight!

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Simply written in a matter-of-fact tone, the text works well with the beguiling mixed-media artwork. A little bird trails along behind Bear, apparently unnoticed by him and never acknowledged in the text, but fun to search for in every scene. Beginning with an adventure and ending with a soporific scene, here’s a satisfying bedtime book with broad appeal.

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