A Babysitter for Billy Bear

A Babysitter for Billy Bear

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by Miriam Moss, Anna Currey
     
 

Having a babysitter for the first time is a big moment.

Something's bothering Billy Bear and his toy rabbit. They want to go to Mom's pottery class but they have to stay home. For the first time, a babysitter will be putting them to bed, and it's just not the same. Will she forget to kiss Rabbit good night? What are those scary noises in Billy's room? And how

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Overview

Having a babysitter for the first time is a big moment.

Something's bothering Billy Bear and his toy rabbit. They want to go to Mom's pottery class but they have to stay home. For the first time, a babysitter will be putting them to bed, and it's just not the same. Will she forget to kiss Rabbit good night? What are those scary noises in Billy's room? And how will Mom find her way home in the dark?

The first time with a babysitter is a stepping stone in every toddler's life. In this companion to the popular Don't Forget I Love You, Miriam Moss and Anna Currey share the moment in all of its cozy, funny detail. Every kid will be comforted by Billy Bear's charming tale.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1- Billy and his best friend, a small stuffed rabbit, experience their first night with a babysitter while Mama goes to her pottery class. She explains why Billy cannot go with her as she gives him his bath, and her friend Lucy takes over the bedtime routine of singing a good-night song and tucking him in. But Rabbit is restless and Billy can't fall asleep. Lucy reassuringly calms his fears and tells him that his mother will be able to find her way home. The gentle watercolor pictures perfectly match the story of the teddy bearish youngster and his Mama-bear-type babysitter. This warm and fuzzy book is a good choice for soothing a child's separation anxiety.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

Kirkus Reviews
Moss's latest is a sweetly reassuring tale about Billy Bear's first time with a babysitter: Mama's friend Lucy is going to look after Billy while Mama goes to pottery class. While Mama gets Billy ready for bed, the two talk about what to expect. Billy projects his feelings onto his lovey, Rabbit. Of course Billy remembered that Mama was going out, but Rabbit forgot. And the something that is bothering Rabbit? She wants to go to class with Mama. Mama deftly handles all Billy's concerns then turns his care over to Lucy. Lucy calmly allays more of his fears, deals with a naughty Rabbit who won't let Billy sleep and assures the young bear that his Mama will get home safely. The text delivers some nice turns of phrase-"Billy peered...into the corner of his room where all the dark collected"-while Currey's watercolors masterfully portray Billy's range of emotions: anxiety, fear, sadness and reassurance. The appeal of the tale is in its simplicity; there is much that is universal in Billy's story. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803732698
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.02(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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