All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” More
Summary: Bartholomew, a baby bear, is tired but he'll resist going to bed as long as possible! In the end, he realizes going to sleep is a good thing. Toddlers will doubtless relate to Bartholomew in his fight to stay awake.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 3; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 0 to 4
Age of Child: Started reading with 19 month old child.
Young Reader Reaction: This book was beyond the grasp of this toddler, as s/he still goes to bed fairly cooperatively. S/he did enjoy pointing out that Bartholomew was in bed, and other familiar bedtime items.
Adult Reader Reaction: A good book for helping children to accept bedtime more gracefully.
Pros: It will definitely be useful if s/he becomes more reluctant to accept bedtime.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow at least at first. There are many bedtime books available and this one may or may not assist with bedtime traumas.
Educational Themes: This story teaches children about bedtime, recognizing tiredness, and the importance of a good night's sleep.
Literary Categories: Fiction - animal stories, picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003
Other Reviews: See series of critics reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com. We’re interested in your review. Please enter your Name (and blog in Parenthesis), then copy/paste your post link in the URL field. With a link exchange, we both benefit because interested readers can visit you too!