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Sleepy Bear

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Shows Bear getting ready for his long winter's nap, or hibernation, and his springtime awakening.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Puffin (first published 1982)
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Susan Foster
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: toddler, story-time
Hibernation Story Time
Kerri
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great short book about hibernation. I love Bear's facial expressions, too. This would be a good book for a storytime about hibernation or changing seasons or something like that.
David
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sleepy Bear by Lydia Dabcovich is a great read-aloud about Bear getting ready for his long winter's nap (hibernation) and his springtime awakening.

Bear notices the cold weather, falling leaves, and birds headed south. Bear is sleepy, so he finds a cave and sleeps through the snows in his cozy cave. In the Spring, Bear doesn't want to wake up, even though birds and bugs come back. When Bear hears bees, however, he remembers honey, and gets up to follow the bees.

The text features bold words in cap
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Vivian
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
With only three words per double-page spread, this works well with the youngest of children. I used it with our LAPsit Story Time crowd -- 15 or so pairs of babies, toddlers, and adults.

We "acted out" actions the text suggested -- shivering (hug ourselves), leaves falling (wiggle fingers from overhead to lap), birds flying (flap arms), sleepy (yawn, rub eyes, stretch), look for a cave (shield eyes), snowing (wiggle fingers from overhead to lap again).

More snow on the next page! What a good excus
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Dolly
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their young children
This is a very simple story that depicts a bear throughout the seasons. The narrative is short, with a big font and the illustrations are colorful with lots of different critters in the background scenes. It's a bit too babyish for our girls, but they still liked looking at the illustrations. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Melanie
A very simple story of the seasons. As it begins to get cold a bear finds a den and hibernates for the winter. When the air begins to warm up the bear leaves the cave and follows the bees to find some honey.
Athos
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is very underwhelming when it comes to plot, with an average of about three words per page. And yet, it's ridiculous how happy Son of Athos gets when we read it. So, yes, it's a charmer!
Edna
Short simple word phrases and bold outlined illustrations show how Bear hibernates and looks forward to spring. Good book for babies and young toddlers.
Sarah Kramer
Dec 12, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: toddlers
Shelves: storytime-books
Illustrates hibernation. Somewhat of an abrupt ending.
Brittany
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
A simple and short book with nice illustrations that show how bear hibernates.
Rachel
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: laurie-books
hibernation teaching book. cute story
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Hibernation Storytime
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