Peace At Last (Picturemacs)
The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried.
SNORE, SNORE went Mrs Bear.
TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK went the clock.
Would he never get to sleep?
The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make this delightful picture book an all-time favourite with children and adults everywhere.
Essentially this is a story about Mr Bear, Mrs Bear and Baby Bear and it tells the tale of poor Mr Bear and his constant plight to get some sleep on a really noisy night in the Bear household, garden, car etc…
Poor Mr bear cannot sleep. He attempts to find somewhere more peaceful, however is distracted by all the different noises that occur throughout the night. After many attempts Mr bear finally finds somewhere peaceful to sleep, however is then woken up by the alarm clock!
I love the authors use of words representing sounds, such as 'TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK'. This is an enjoyable book with great illustrations. This book wou...more
A good book for EYFS if you want to discuss sounds and highlight the importance of getting a good nights sleep. I read it in nursery and the children got really involved in the story, joining in with making the noises and trying to guess what sounds would keep Mr Bear awake in each location. Lots of opportunity for...more
Jill Murphy has good use of onomatopoeia in this book, such as 'TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK, CUCKOO! CUCKOO!' as well as 'DRIP, DRIP....went the leaky kitchen tap'. I like the way the author shows that there are sounds all...more
I found this edition of Jill Murphy's classic picture book ideal for sharing with groups of children. The story follows Mr Bear when it's late at night and is desperately trying to sleep, but Mrs Bear's extremely loud snoring keeps him awake. After this he tries to sleep in many other ar...more
He goes all through his house, the garden and even his car, before he eventually heads back to his own bed, only to be woken up by...more
I think that this is a terrific book to use in the classroom as it can be used to introduce and to also get the children to think about the different sounds that they can hear in their own e...more
Children will lots of fun in all the wonderful sound effects "TICK-TOCK...went the living room clock...TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK. CUCKOO! CUCKOO! "Oh NO!" ideal for children to join in with. Mr bear can’t get to sleep! It's late at night and Mr Bear is desperately trying to sleep but Mrs Bear snores so he tries Baby Bear's room, but Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane so there's no peace there. Room by...more
An excellent book for circle which allows children to join in wi...more
The story concludes with Mr. Bear finally able to nod off to sleep, only to be awaken by morning alarm clock!
The story is full of a great variety of sounds that could be br...more
I think this book is suitable for KS1 children as it has lots of big, bright pictures and little text. It can also be read to EYFS pupils.
This book will be good t...more
The use of onomatopoeic sounds was brilliant for the kids and was an excellent way to get them talking about the sounds they hear at home and at school. The illustrations are colourful and...more
This book is my all-time favorite. I remember reading it when I was young. It’s a great book to read aloud with the children, using some drama and making noises and sounds. You can also use instruments to be more creative. The use of onomatopoeia words can help provide children with examples and can use this book as a great tool. As the Bear travels through different places to find a nice place to sleep, in Early Years a variety of activities can be created around...more
Mr Bear tries sleeping in Baby Bear's room, the front room, the kitchen, the garden, and his car, yet he still can't sleep because of all of the noise.
He eventually goes back indoors and gets into his own bed where there is no noise and he finally says 'p...more
This story foc...more
Mr Bear can’t sleep, due to all the noises he can hear around the house. The repetition, and familiar noises make this book a great read!
I like this story because the illustrations are clear, and you can generate a lot of open-ended questions by looking at the pictures, for example: you can discuss with the children the different feelings of the characters in the story. You can introduce the language of size and talk about the differences between day and night.
Schools often use t...more
Jill Murphy was born in London and attended the Ursuline Convent in Wimbledon which, together with the boarding school stories she enjoyed reading, provided much of th...more