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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

By Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Barbara Firth

Celebrate 25 years of Big Bear, Little Bear and their cosy cave in this gorgeous anniversary edition of a classic bedtime favourite.

Described as 'the most perfect children's book ever written', this is a beautiful 25th anniversary edition of the Kate Greenaway-winning story of Little Bear, who just can't sleep. There is dark all around him in the Bear Cave. Not even Big Bear's biggest lantern can light up the darkness of the night outside. Can Big Bear find a way to reassure restless Little Bear and help him fall fast asleep?

  • The Little Bear series has sold over seven million copies worldwide.
  • "The most perfect children s book ever written." - The Sunday Times.
  • "Wonderfully reassuring for small children. I cannot praise this picture book too highly. It will delight reader and listener alike." - The Sunday Telegraph.

About the author

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children’s writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children’s literature, the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children’s books. He lives in Newcastle, County Durham.

About the illustrator

Barbara Firth won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? She illustrated over 30 picture books in her lifetime, including You and Me, Little Bear; Sleep Tight, Little Bear; Let's Go Home, Little Bear; Tom Rabbit; and the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark.

Awards

1988: Children's Book Award

Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

1988: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Winner

1988: Kurt Maschler Award

Kurt Maschler Award - Shortlisted

1988: Nestle Children's Book Prize/Nestle Smarties Book Prize

Nestle Smarties Book Prize - Winner

ISBN: 9781406353037
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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