Good Night, Little Bear

Good Night, Little Bear


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First a story, and then a kiss from Mother Bear, and Father Bear carries Little Bear to bed. And that's when the fun begins. Father Bear gets to Little Bear's room, but Little Bear is missing! Little readers will see him hiding in the MOST obvious place but Father Bear cannot seem to find him. Is he under the stove? Is he in the garden? Is he in the woodbox? Only when Father Bear walks past the mirror does the silliness end, and in a very tasty way. With this, one of the most charming bedtime tales ever, Richard Scarry has once again proven his timeless appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307986245
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/13/2002
Series: Little Golden Book Series
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 47,574
Product dimensions: 6.63(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years

About the Author

Patsy Scarry (1924–1995) wrote many stories for children, some of which were were illustrated by her husband, Richard Scarry, including Good Night, Little Bear and The Bunny Book. Her classic holiday book, The Sweet Smell of Christmas, remains a yearly yuletide favorite.  

Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. For himself, whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!"   Born in 1919, Richard Scarry was raised and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. After five years of drawing maps and designing graphics for the US Army, he moved to New York to pursue a career in commercial art. But after showing his portfolio to one of the original editors at Golden Books, he found the perfect home for his children's books.   The assignments first given to Scarry tended to be Little Golden Books that featured popular characters of the day, such as Winky Dink, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Smokey the Bear. Eventually Scarry created many original characters, such as Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. But first came Nicholas, a young rabbit clad in red overalls, for the now-iconic board book I Am a Bunny. After Scarry married children's textbook writer Patricia Murphy, she wrote many stories for him as Patsy Scarry, including the bestselling Little Golden Books Good Night, Little Bear and The Bunny Book. In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated more than 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world and are currently published in more than 20 languages. Richard Scarry Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. Richard Scarry passed away at his home in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1994. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012.

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1919

Date of Death:

April 30, 1994

Place of Birth:

Boston, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Gstaad, Switzerland


Boston Museum School of Fine Art

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Good Night, Little Bear 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Bookwormeater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book growing up. The father bear in the story was just like my dad. The book is about daddy bear trying to put baby bear to sleep and "can't" find him. Daddy bear is looking all over and finally finds him on his shoulders. This book would be a great read-aloud before nap time.
stharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great fantasy. This family of bears would not have a house like people do, or dress in real clothes, making it hard to be anything but fantasy. The theme of the book about the hide and seek game is a stroke of genius and it is very fun to see when the father bear will choose to "see" his son atop his shoulders. This book is well illustrated and wonderfully told!
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NanaCAB More than 1 year ago
This has been our favorite family Goldenbook. My daughter was so excited that I found the book to read to my newest grandchild, Emma, who will soon be turning one. Reading this book to my children and grandchildren is one of my treasured memories. You will not be dissapointed.
UncleSlyder More than 1 year ago
This was my all time favorite book to have read to me and to read when I was younger. Now I have nieces and nephews and I immediately thought about this book for them. I couldn't remember the name, but the story was so unique, it wasn't hard to figure out that this is it. If you know a kid that isn't crazy about going to bed, this fun tale about bedtime is just perfect. It encourages imagination and feeds off every kid's love of playing hide and go seek. Pretty amazing that at 29 years old, having not seen the book for 20+ years, the story is still as vivid and charming now as it was those nights long ago when I fell asleep with this book in my arms.
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My son is three, and loves storytime before bed. This is a fun read, and has great illustrations for kids.
MomOfOneOH More than 1 year ago
It's a bit wordy for him to be patient enough to read everything before he wants to turn the next page, but this is one of his favorites and will bring it to me to read. I don't mind reading this one over and over. Richard Scarry does a great job with illustrations and we always find something new to point out.