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Children's LiteratureWintry, earthy-toned watercolor spreads chronicle the late night arrival of animals to the snowy den of a hibernating bear. Each furry forest friend complains that a different body part is cold, and each ends up snuggling in with the sleeping bear. The hare—having been the first to arrive—warns with the repeating line, "But don't wake up the bear!" Of course, the bear does wake up, somewhat ferociously. The animals scatter, in fear of being eaten, but in a cute twist the bear trudges by them and heads straight to a berry bush to satisfy his hunger. Though very similar to the popular Bear Snores On, it is not as artfully illustrated nor cleverly written. Still, it is a nice read-aloud, and the use of fairly repetitive text makes it an appropriate choice for the learning-to-read crowd. Snowflake backgrounds on the white pages, and some words done in large, fun type are nice touches. 2003, Marshall Cavendish, Ages 2 to 5.