Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep

Bears do sleep, not hibernate, during winter months. In lyrical verse, Jane Yolen and Bear_coverHeidi E. Y. Stemple (Yolen’s daughter) provide an ode to sleep, first for little snakes, skunks and turtles, and then for lovely YOU. It reminds me of Mem Fox’s Time For Bed, a classic at our house. Illustrations by Brooke Dyer provide a timeless quality. Incidentally (or perhaps purposefully), Brooke Dyer is the daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer, who illustrated Time for Bed.  I feel a Venn Diagram coming on…


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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3 Responses to Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep

  1. This sounds like a cute book. And I love connections like you discovered.

  2. Pingback: Tell Me a Tattoo Story | An Education in Books Blog

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