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The Bear in My Bed
written & illustrated by Joyce Wan
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Macmillan
Published: June 5, 2018
The Bear in My Bed, featuring Joyce Wan's sweet text and signature bold, graphic art, is a hilarious take on bedtime routines, sure to make sleepy little ones smile!
When a little boy goes into his room for bedtime, he finds out that his bed is already occupied―by a bear (who’s not his teddy bear)! The bear makes a mess with toys, splashes water around the bathtub, and eats books instead of reading them. Not to mention that he doesn’t know how to brush his teeth or wear pajamas! And how is anyone supposed to get any sleep with a bear taking up the whole bed? The Bear in My Bed, featuring Joyce Wan's sweet text and signature bold, graphic art, is sure to make bedtime that much funnier.
"Bold lines and clean, colorful shapes bring the exuberant naughtiness of bedtime struggles to life" – Kirkus Reviews
"There’s appeal in Wan’s eye-catching illustrations, though: boy and bear are rendered in thick, chunky lines, and a mere twist of the mouth or curve of the eye easily conveys joy, exasperation, and sleepiness; white space and full spreads are used strategically to move the story along, and the graphically bold backgrounds give this potential beyond a lapsit." – The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Wan’s flat, simple illustrations bring a soothing feeling to the bedtime story and perfectly capture the emotions of the boy and the bear." – School Library Journal