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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Unable to fall asleep, he heads for the bright lights of New York City, where he enjoys the Thanksgiving Day parade, attends an opera, and sees the Statue of Liberty. He encounters other animals at the zoo and in the park, and he falls in love with a Jackson Pollock painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [more…]
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.