Time To Sleep

Time To Sleep

Book - 1997
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A warm, inviting bedtime book from a Caldecott winning illustrator.

"Bear sniffed once.
She sniffed twice.
'I smell winter in the air. . . .'"

A chill is in the air and Bear knows it is time for her winter nap. But first, she must tell Snail. And Snail must tell Skunk. And Skunk must tell Turtle. Each animal who tries to put off going to sleep just a little longer sees, smells, hears, or tastes the signs of the impending season. Finally, Ladybug rushes off to tell Bear--already asleep in her cave--the exciting news.

Denise Fleming presents a warm-hearted story about animals of the forest settling down for their winter nap. But, like children who must go to bed for the night, they each find a way to put it off just a little bit longer. Richly illustrated in fall colors, Denise Fleming's Time to Sleep world is right on target for preschoolers.

Publisher: New York : 1997 Henry Holt
ISBN: 9780805037623
Branch Call Number: JE FLE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill


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nypl_morningside_heights Dec 18, 2013

worked well at Toddler time as had the children say with me " winter is on ti's way" and the "good night" at the end.

librarylin19 Mar 16, 2011

I use this every year in the fall - great read aloud for preschool/kindergarten age. The kids love hearing different voices for the animals, and then the joke at the end. Could be used as a play or puppet show too.

RockCastle Aug 11, 2009

Great Seasonal story time book

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