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The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  153 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
How the wind blew! How the thunder crashed! How the lightening flashed! Terrified of the wild storm blowing outside, Baby Bear, Little Bear, and Young Bear crawl, one by one, into bed with their parents. "There?s no such thing as monsters," their dad tells each of them. "What a scaredy-bear you are." But when there?s a rat-tat-tat at the door and the lights go out, Daddy B ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Good Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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The Bear family are all sleeping when the big storm hits. The children become too scared to sleep in their own beds, thinking there is a monster outside the window. But we all know there is no such thing as monsters. Or is there?

We watched this on Bookaboo. A great story on how frightening storms can be but in the end they are just a storm. It was an entertaining book, especially when told on Bookaboo. The way they bring the illustrations to life is so clever.

V @ 6 months old.
Jan 18, 2016 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
Can anyone remember laying down in your bed in the middle of the night with the pillow over your head and ears, trying to block out the ferocious thunderstorm that crashed and flashed across the sky outside your window? When your tightly closed eyes, your fingers in your ears and the added protection of your pillow just isn't enough, your thoughts turn to ..... mom and dad's bed for safety and solace from the raging monster outside trying to come in and get you.

Bear and Mrs. Bear are having a lo
Jan 19, 2009 Tasha rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
In a cozy cave, Bear and Mrs. Bear are fast asleep. A storm blows through with wind howling and Baby Bear comes into their bed. The thunder crashes and now Bear is awake and so is Little Bear who comes into their bed. The lightning flashes and Bear wraps his pillow around his head. Now Young Bear gets into their bed. Suddenly there is a knock on the door that wakes them all up. Could it be the monster who has been scaring the children all night?

The language in the book begs to be read aloud. The
Martin Carberry
Jun 27, 2012 Martin Carberry rated it really liked it
This a simple story about a family of Bears in their home on a stormy night. Terrified of the storm ouside, thinking it was a monster, Baby Bear, Little Bear and Young Bear crawl one by one into bed with their parents. As each bear climbed into bed, Daddy Bear says “There’s no such thing as monsters” But with the lighting, thunder and the ‘rat-a-tat-tat at the door Daddy Bear was not sure anymore. A frightened Daddy bear answers and discovers that the monster was only their neighbour Moose looki ...more
Nanci Booher
Such a cute story. There is a storm outside and the little bears think there are monsters outside so they wake up their parents and ask to sleep in their bed. Once the last little one is in bed, big bear can't sleep and now he wonders if there IS a monster outside.....fantastic illustrations and a fun read.
Dec 30, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
Great illustrations with the bear family being just like a regular family having trouble getting to sleep in storm. The little bears even have their cuddle rugs and soft toys. Lots of room for expression for the story reader. Could be a favourite to have Nana read.
Joan Marie
Jan 25, 2016 Joan Marie rated it really liked it
Bedtime storm scares baby bears into the cozy bed of mama and papa bear. Baby bears think it's funny when papa bear dove under the bed, afraid of the monster who ends up being Moose whose house has blown away and wants to sleep with them.
Aug 01, 2014 Shelley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Read this for the first time tonight and I could read it over and over. Fabulous illustrations by Jane Chapman and great story about monsters and a scary night that makes it easy to do voices and laugh out loud. I HIGHLY recommend.
Jan 10, 2015 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! This one has an excellent punchline that reminds me of Going on a Bear Hunt. Alice actually shouted the punchline at loud before I could read it!
Ms. A.
Sep 01, 2012 Ms. A. rated it it was amazing
There's no such thing as monsters!!!! That is the premise of this book about a big scary storms that causes shadows to dance on the wall is mysterious monster-like shapes. As each of the Bears' three children make their way into the bed Big Daddy Bear becomes more and more scared of the storm himself, even while telling his young children that there is nothing to be afraid of! This is a fun book that helps teach the lesson of how to overcome fear. This book is applicable to much more than just s ...more
Kara Anderson
Mar 27, 2014 Kara Anderson rated it it was amazing
I love this story! So cute and my toddler loves all the sound effects. He repeatedly request this book
Kathryn Hogan
Mar 14, 2012 Kathryn Hogan rated it it was amazing
Very cute book about being scared and monsters. There is a very dangerous storm and all of the bear children are afraid of the monsters outside their windows so they crawl up in the bear family's bed all safe and sleep peacefully. Papa bear begins to see things and then starts to see the monsters himself. The monster ended up being a moose who's home was destroyed in the storm. Great book to show that storms are ok and that monsters do not exist.
Gwen the Librarian
Oct 07, 2008 Gwen the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Baby Bear, Little Bear, and Young Bear are all scared of the storm and crawl into bed with Bear and Mrs. Bear. Bear says, "You're such a scaredy-bear!" But the storm keeps Bear up while the little ones sleep and soon HE'S the scaredy-bear! This is a warm and fun bedtime book to ease the fears of your little ones and make them giggle. Jane Chapman's bears are the cuddliest and friendlist you'll ever meet...cousins of Bear from Karma Wilson's stories.
Aug 24, 2016 Protz rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-m
Can't seem to read this without sound effects. So enjoyable!
Feb 03, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bears, book, picture, moose
Super cute story for scary nights!
Mar 22, 2010 Zak rated it it was amazing
Rich colors, large format, and expressive illustrations are the formal reasons this book works so well. On the content side, the plot and dialogue have just the right mix of humor and suspense for a young child. And who can resist a family of bears? This one is sure to be a classic, at least in my house.
Feb 18, 2009 Jsagat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jp-s, storyhour-books
Lightning -wind frighten baby bear, little bear and young bear who think it is a monsters as they seek the comfort of Bear and Mrs. Bear's bed--who reassure them there is no such thing as monsters until they think they see one themselves--who turns out to be moose who needs a place to stay.
Deanna Donald
Apr 02, 2011 Deanna Donald rated it really liked it
Shelves: community
I would read this book to my students if we had been experiencing very bad storms in our area and students had come into school talking about it and how scared they were. This would show students that is perfectly okay to be frightened by these storms.
Apr 24, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it
I used this book to teach the students how to have "voice" in their writing. Bright uses great word choice that relays the feelings and emotions of the bear during the great big storm.
Sharlet Mullen
Jan 27, 2013 Sharlet Mullen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: yes
This is a must read for those children that are afraid of storms. Any family member can see themselves in this book where everyone ends up in mom and dads bed. Cute story.
Oct 27, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it
great artwork - fun story about how the dad bear keeps telling his children "There's no such thing as monsters!", yet he's afraid of the monster he sees at his door!
Stacia Leigh
My favorite thing was the language! It was full of action and excitement. Very well written. The illustrations were beautiful, too.

You could read this to your children if they are scared of " monsters". It gives it a humorous way of looking at monsters.
Jun 19, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
SPOILER ALERT This was a lot of fun to read to preschoolers. Several of them guessed that the "monster" was a moose.
The whole bear family end up in one bed when a huge rain storm makes sounds that are frightening.
Oct 17, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
12 months - cute story and illustrations. Everyone gets scared sometimes even grownups.
Jun 12, 2010 KatMarie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
My son and daughter love this book and I read it to them over and over.
Oct 15, 2013 Gryphon rated it really liked it
Imagination can really get away with you. Even Papa bears imagination.
A storytime hit and a fun story with great text and engaging art!
Jan 29, 2011 Angie rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute story that shows even big bears can get scared in a storm. :)
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