A crafty bear devises a clever plan while the rest of his friends sleep through the freezing winter.
It is the coldest day of winter, and most of the animals have gone to bed. But Brown Bear can’t fall asleep. He wants to go outside, but he needs a disguise so the cold-loving animals won’t recognise and ridicule him. But to look like a polar bear, he needs lots and lots of white wool. And for lots of wool, Brown Bear needs lots and lots of sheep. So, Brown Bear starts calculating how many sheep he will need… Will his sweater plan succeed?
“The artwork features stylized animals with shades of brown and blue predominating. Those in search of current titles from China may wish to consider adding this title as representative.” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
Yijun Cai, from Hangzhou, China, is a freelance illustrator and recipient of the Golden Dragon Award at the Original Animation & Comic Competition. She often draws her inspiration from curious thoughts. One winter night, she wondered, “When humans can’t sleep, we try all sorts of methods to make ourselves fall asleep. What about bears?” And that is how Brown Bear Can’t Sleep was born.
Age Range: 3-5
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
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