Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

by
,

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? Reviews | Toppsta

Book Rating: 5 based on 12
12 Reviews
Write a Review

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?

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? Reviews | Toppsta

9781406353037

Share on

Featured Book
Book pages That's not my flamingo...
That's not my flamingo...

Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet flamingos with fuzzy tails, shiny beaks and soft wings.

View book
Featured Book
Book pages Dork Diaries
Dork Diaries

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid you NEED this series in your life! Recommended for ages 8+

View book

Series

This is Book 6 in the Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? Series. See all Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? books here.

Category

See More Picture books

Sign up to our newsletter for...

Free Book Giveaways, Recommendations & more

13th March '19
I read it to Explorer aged 4 to 5 & to LydiaLou aged 4 aged 4
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
5 stars
A classic story about kids just not wanting to go to bed! And using any excuse they can think of. This story is told in a gentle way, slowly encourage your child to fall asleep. Beatiful illustrations and lovely ending (if you make it that far!)
6th January '17
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
4 stars
This is the beautiful, classic story of Little Bear - who can't sleep because of all the dark in the Bear cave - and Big Bear - who tries to find ways of helping Litle Bear to sleep by getting rid of the dark with increasingly bigger lanterns.

The illustrations are lovely; they are whimsical and certainly more muted than bright but I think that lends themselves to the night-time content. That said; for all my children do enjoy them, they aren't particularly excited by them either. 

My toddlers struggle to sit through the story when it's read verbatim; I either need to read it at bedtime when they're more likely to be still or I end up following the story with them through the pictures and just picking bits out of the text as we go. I think this will be remedied as they get older and their attention span develops.

It's a gentle, sweet book for bedtime - especially for pre-schoolers and above.
4th March '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to Rubiroo aged 4 aged 4 & to Darcm aged 5 months aged 0
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
4 stars
A nice story about a bear who is afraid of the dark. Lovely illustrations and pictures my four year old liked them my baby wasn't drawn to them as not bright and bold. Bedtime story the whole family listened too and discussed being frightened of the dark and how night lights made her feel safe.
16th May '17
I read it to Ckelly2013 aged 4 aged 4
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
4 stars
My daughter listened to this story without interrupting once. At first I thought the story my make her afraid of the dark but it didn't. 
Little bear has a very patient big bear looking after him and they gently explain that there is nothing to be afraid of. 
I wouldn't have been as patient but in the end little bear finally fell asleep. 
A sweet story with great illustrations 
23rd June '17
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 1 aged 1
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
4 stars
Beautifully written book found it was quite repetitive and my daughter lost concentration 
29th March '17
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
3 stars
This is a story which perhaps appeals to grown ups more than to children as it's a lovely whimsical tale of a big bear looking after a little bear who can't sleep. I loved the sleepy nature of the story but my daughter wasn't so keen and wanted to skip on to the next bit - I think hoping that there would be a little more action. A good book to read at bedtime to help make little ones sleepy.
7th May '17
I read it to Ameleah aged 2 aged 2
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 9781406353037
3 stars
A good book ideal for a bedtime story, or too get talking about being scared of the dark. My daughter enjoyed it & has begun reciting some parts after only a few reads.
Although, it is very repetitive.
Show More (0)
ajax loader
Featured Book
Book pages That's not my flamingo...
That's not my flamingo...

Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet flamingos with fuzzy tails, shiny beaks and soft wings.

View book
Featured Book
Book pages Dork Diaries
Dork Diaries

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid you NEED this series in your life! Recommended for ages 8+

View book

About Martin Waddell

Martin Waddell Biography
Irish author Martin Waddell is one of the most popular children's author, best known for writing picture books, most notably the Little Bear series illustrated by Barbara Firth. The first book in the series, [url=https://toppsta.com/books/details...

More about Martin Waddell

About Barbara Firth

Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. He has won many awards for his work, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004....

More about Barbara Firth

Ratings

    17 stars
  • (2 Reviews)
  • (8 Reviews)
  • (2 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)