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Friday Flashback: Bedtime, Little Bear by John Lancer

This adorable book is currently free on Amazon!

Publisher’s Summary

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.

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.

Night Night, Zoo by Amy Parker

My Review

Night Night, Zoo, by Amy Parker, is an adorably, delightfully whimsical book. The story taps into the imaginative minds of all ages, creating many giggles along the way!

The illustrations by Virginia Allyn are so cute, you can imagine all the animal “children” frolicking through the closed zoo in their pajamas.

The book has hardboard pages with a semi-soft cover, making it perfect for reading to little ones that love to grab everything and also for young readers to easily handle.

This charming book can be bought on Amazon or wherever books are sold

I received Night Night, Zoo through FrontGate Media. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.

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About Book

Night Night, Zoo pairs the fun, rhyming text from bestselling author Amy Parker with the award-winning artwork of Virginia Allyn to help your kids wish their favorite zoo animals “Night night!” From tuckered out elephants to dozing zebras, your little wild one will love the colorful art of cute animals settling in for bedtime. The zoo theme features fun and exciting illustrations of wild animals, inviting your children to say “Night night!” to each animal and to the loving God who made them.

Night Night, Zoo is the perfect bedtime book for anyone who already loves Amy Parker’s award-winning Night Night, Farm and Night Night, Train.

About Author

Amy Parker has written more than sixty books for children, teens, and adults, including the best-selling A Night Night Prayer, Thank You, God, for Mommy, and Thank You, God, for Daddy. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations–Firebird and Courageous Teens–are recipients of Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.

 Illustrator-Virginia Allyn

Illustrations