Hope and Beep read “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?”

“Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?” is written by Martin Waddell (1941- ) and illustrated by Barbara Firth. It’s a story about a little bear who cannot sleep because of the surrounding darkness. Big Bear helps alleviate Little Bear’s fears through various tactics until finally, Big Bear shows Little Bear a sight that brings solace to the little one. Then, the little bear falls asleep.

The story was published in 1988 by Harper & Row, New York and won the NestlĂ© Smarties Book Prize. Martin Waddell, an Irish writer, has written over 100 children’s books, and has won the acclaimed Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. He has also written under the pseudonym of Catherine Sefton.

The illustrator, Barbara Firth (1928-2013), a native a Cheshire, UK, illustrated the Little Bear series by Waddell and in 1988 was awarded the Library Association’s CILIP Award for her work in “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?”.

This story,”Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?“, was Son 1’s favorite bedtime stories. Many a times, he and Beep (his teddybear) would cuddle up together to be read to and this was the preferred story for many years. I hope you enjoy it too. Beep has joined me for this reading and together, with love, we offer this story (and a little commentary). *CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO of Teddy Bear Tuck-In Time episode 103*

If you like this story, you can click on THIS LINK to purchase your copy of the story, “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?”. (I will get a wee portion of the sale after which I donate to charity, buy crayons and give a wee treat to my insatiable sweet tooth)

Honey Grove Bears Now Has A Store on Etsy!

Howdy Y’all! It’s 2019 and Elle decided to get some of her art stuffs on the Esty Universe. She’s letting Brownie and Clementine (our bear proprietors of Bears Howse Mercantile in Honey Grove) have an online presence. She will sell her goods through Bears Howse Mercantile. I will put some of my paw-mades in the shop as well. And, anyone else who would like to sell their art/handmade/pawmade items are welcome to contact us to be considered to sell their items here too. And! IF/WHEN I decide to continue my Hope’s TeaParty Parcels, they will be made available through this shop. I really want to continue them, but offer something really special. Something that pairs or parallels with a story in Honey Grove and not necessarily just me. OR offer two types of parcels. Maybe one of my tea samples, tasty treats and special pawmades, and one that is more Honey Grove related with a story, and an item/toy/doll. What do y’all think?

NOW, head on over to Bears Howse Mercantile and take a little a peek. It’s only got my Tea Party Calendars for sell right now, but soon, we will adding CUSTOM PLUSHIE/PET PORTRAITS and some Paper Dolls and maybe a Camp HoopLaHooRay souvenir package.