Nine nifty bedtime stories in one!

It’s time for Bruno, the little brown bear, to hibernate. ?It will be many nights before spring comes again, so Mother Bear must find something special to help him sleep.? When Mother Bear tells Bruno she’ll tell him stories, he can hardly wait. From an ocean swimming elephant, a flower picking panther, a flying squirrel, a hippo who wants to dance, and more, Mother Bear’s captivating and funny stories do the trick.

This special book of bedtime stories told in playful rhyming text by Serena Romanelli with enchanting illustrations by Hans de Beer is sure to brighten your nights.


Serena Romanelli was born in Florence, Italy. She studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam, where she met Hans de Beer. Romanelli especially loves drawing for children because fantasy and imagination play such important parts in a child's world-a world she has not forgotten.

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, near Amsterdam, Holland. After briefly studying history, he finished his studies at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Little Polar Bear, Hans’s art school graduation project, brought him worldwide success and countless awards, and has been translated into thirty languages so far. Today Hans lives and works as a freelance illustrator with his wife, the Italian illustrator Serena Romanelli, in Amsterdam and near Florence, Italy.

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