From talented author Amy Hest and illustrator Anita Jeram of the bestselling Guess How Much I Love You comes a warm tale about one little bear's bedtime.
Little Sam waits patiently as his mom gets him ready for bed. Mrs. Bear reads his favorite book, tucks him in, and gives him warm milk. But there's one thing missing. "Ready now, Sam?" "Oh, no, I'm waiting." After a little thought Mrs. Bear remembers -- a kiss good night. She showers Sam with kisses and then gives him more.
Gorgeous illustrations offer readers a glimpse into this glowing and happy family. Rustic autumn colors evoke the warmth of the house, in contrast with the blustering wind and rain outside. And the sight of Mrs. Bear would make anybody cozy -- her soft green sweater and warm brown fur inspire yawns and smiles. Her gentle behavior while tucking in Sam and giving him kisses will comfort reluctant sleepers. And the adorable Sam will appeal to every reader, from his attentive and loving grin to his cute blue-striped pajamas and stuffed animal friends.
This touching story reveals the many talents of Hest and Jeram, from the smooth and rhythmic text to cozy illustrations. Readers will be content to drift off to sleep, safe and secure like our little Sam. (Amy Barkat)