Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear

by Monica Carnesi

Beatrice, a bunny, becomes friends with Bear in spring. They are inseparable through... read more

Beatrice, a bunny, becomes friends with Bear in spring. They are inseparable through summer and fall. Then Beatrice learns that Bear is off to hibernate. Thrilled at the prospect of a sleepover, she packs up her blanket, toothbrush, and other essentials to join him. Sleep does not come easily to Beatrice and she must face the truth: Rabbits do not hibernate. She decides instead to record the wonders of winter for Bear. Beatrice draws, paints, and photographs her winter escapades — building a snow bear and bunny, swishing out snow-bunny angels, and skating on an icy pond. When Bear wakes up in the spring Beatrice presents him with “The Great Scrapbook of Winter Delights and Adventures” and they share the splendor of winter together. Delightful watercolor illustrations cleverly capture Beatrice’s enthusiasm for winter and for Bear in this sweet, humorous story of friendship and sharing. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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