Bedtime, Little Bear is an endearing story about loveable Little Bear, who, like all children, does not want to go to bed!
Little Bear is having so much fun playing! Several times he thinks he hears his mother calling him. But he convinces himself that he doesn’t really hear her, even though his little friends tell him they also heard her.
The story’s pictures of Little Bear and all the woodland creatures, plus the changing of time from twilight and dusk to nightfall, are charming, delightful and enchanting. I so enjoyed the fanciful, creative and whimsical illustrations; they make you want to join Little Bear in his playtime, and then give him a huge goodnight hug, too!
Bedtime, Little Bear perhaps could have been better if Little Bear received some type of consequence for his misbehavior. However, I feel it might detract from the story. There is no age recommendation that I could find, but I am guessing it is perfect for the 1 to 5 age frames. At this age, children are more involved in the story’s plot than concerned with the lack of discipline. Some precocious children may question why nothing happened; in which case, this story turns into a good learning experience.
Little Bear doesn’t want to go to bed. He wants to keep playing. When Mother Bear and the forest animals call to him, he pretends he can’t hear. But the sun is sinking and soon it will be dark. Will Little Bear find his way home before nighttime comes? Find out in this magical, moonlit, bedtime story.
2 thoughts on “Bedtime, Little Bear by John Lancer”
It sounds like a beautiful story. My heart for little bears is shared on my classic unusual bear stories on website: Thank you for sharing. I wish john Lancer every success as he touches the lives of children.: .
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Faye, it is a sweet bedtime story. I was so disappointed that people complained about there not being discipline when Little Bear didn’t come home. That wasn’t the focus of the story, nor was it necessary to the story; that’s why I addressed it in my review.
Blessings, sweet one, and prayers~💖🙏