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A bedtime for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Label
A bedtime for Bear
Title
A bedtime for Bear
Statement of responsibility
Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A small but effervescent overnight guest tries the patience of a curmudgeonly bear who needs absolute quiet to fall asleep
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 3 Bear needs everything just so at bedtime. When his friend Mouse arrives for a sleepover, he tries to be accommodating, but Mouse’s bedtime toothbrushing, humming, and whispering put him out of sorts. Unable to sleep, Bear hears a shuffling sound that frightens him, and in the end, he is glad that his resourceful friend is there. Children will see their own nighttime fears mirrored in Bear’s expressive face and body language. The watercolor, ink, and gouache artwork captures all the drama and gentle humor of this gracefully written tale, which reads aloud well. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 10-15-2010) (Booklist, vol 107, number 4, p56)
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 1 — Bear and Mouse are back and charming as ever. Bear needs everything just so and perfectly quiet at night, so when his friend shows up for a sleepover, he is wary. All goes well until Mouse's noises disturb him. Then Mouse falls asleep, and Bear hears something. Awakened by his worried friend, Mouse goes along with his host's premise that it was he who was frightened and checks under the bed, etc., finally settling in for a bedtime story. Ultimately both fall asleep together. In a perfect marriage of illustrations and text, Becker and Denton portray Bear as skeptical, then irritated, and, finally, nervous. Unflappable Mouse, with his satisfied smile, is a perfect foil. With lines like, "'I am here to spend the night!' exclaimed Mouse with a happy wiggle of his whiskers," and "'You'll want a bedtime story, I expect,' said Bear. 'For your nerves,'" Becker's clever text imbues the characters with personality and the story with humor. Denton's watercolor, ink, and gouache artwork brings them to life. With just a few lines, illustrations take Bear from annoyed to frightened and Mouse from sleepy to awake. In a combination of full-bleed spreads, full pages, and spot art, they draw readers through the story. For children who are frightened at night, trying to navigate the world of friendships, or facing new experiences, Bear and Mouse are the perfect companions.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT --Amy Lilien-Harper (Reviewed August 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 8, p70)
  • /* Starred Review */ Bear and Mouse return to prove that friends may not be perfect, but they're there when it matters most. Bear can't stand noise at bedtime, so he isn't pleased when Mouse turns up to spend the night. Mouse's humming, squeaking, and whispers of "Good night!" make Bear lose his patience, but when the house at last falls silent, Bear discovers that having everything just so is less important than having a friend when nighttime sounds turn scary. Denton's ink and watercolor illustrations ably express the dry humor of Becker's dialogue and personifications, which make this a bedtime standout. Ages 5–7. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 19, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 28, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
368928
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Bonny
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD520L
  • Decoding demand: 82 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 91 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 75 (high)
  • Structure demand: 79 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
2.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Denton, Kady MacDonald
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bear and Mouse
Series volume
0003
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bedtime
  • Sleepovers
  • Bears
  • Mice
  • Friendship in children
  • Bedtime
  • Sleepovers
  • Bears
  • Mice
  • Friendship
  • Bears
  • Bedtime
  • Friendship in children
  • Mice
  • Sleepovers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A bedtime for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
790538
Dimensions
25 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763641016
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010007513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763641016
  • (OCoLC)495271422
Label
A bedtime for Bear, Bonny Becker ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
790538
Dimensions
25 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763641016
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010007513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763641016
  • (OCoLC)495271422

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