One Sleepy Night Illustrator: Sebastien Braun
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Format: Padded Board Books

Age Range: 2-5 years

Publication Date: September 2013

BISAC: JUV010000

Pages: 20

Book Format Detail: Board Book with Padded Cover and Foil Stamping

Retail Price: $8.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-619-4

ISBN-10: 1-58925-619-0

Dimensions: 7" x 8-1/4" x 5/8"

On the way home at the end of the day, two bears see how the rest of their world settles down for the night. They watch the fish in a sparkling stream, see badgers snuggled up together, and hear the soft wind calling them to bed. An ideal book to share when it’s time to turn playtime into bedtime.

November 15, 2013, Booklist

A little bear and his parent make their way home through a twilit landscape, passing fish in a stream, badgers nestled in for a long night's sleep, and an owl hooting a quiet tune. Soft, lilting rhymes count up to three before sleepiness sets in for the little bear and he is ready for some snuggles himself: "One little bear has a bath before bed. / One little bear is a big sleepyhead." The calm colors of the illustrations and the little bear's quiet wonder at the world around him make for a serene, whisper-soft combination, perfect for bedtime. Hunter, Sarah. 

August 5, 2013, Publishers Weekly

Two bears, one large and one small, prepare for bed in this board book with a padded cover. A gentle rhyme carries readers through the story as the gender-neutral bears take note of a twinkling star, sleepy owl, badgers, fireflies, and more. "One little bear has a bath before bed./ One little bear is a big sleepyhead," writes Braun as the small golden bear yawns, purple stuffed animal in hand, while a giant glowing moon hangs in a starry night sky. Throughout, Braun emphasizes both the close relationship between the two bears and the quiet outdoor magic of an evening as it turns to night.