Bear's Big Dreaming (Hardcover)

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Bear's Big Dreaming (Hardcover)

By Michael Rosen, Daniel Egnéus (Illustrator)


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From beloved author Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) and award-winning illustrator Daniel Egnéus comes a modern classic picture book about love, hope and the dreams that sustain us.

* “A soothing tale that will be welcomed in autumn or at bedtime in any season of the year.” —Booklist, starred review

The Cold is coming, and it’s time for Big Bear and Little Bear to get ready for the Big Sleep: for bears sleep all winter long, and wake up in the spring. But Little Bear is worried. What if they run out of dreams during the Big Sleep? Little Bear sets out bravely to find enough dreams to see them through the long winter. On his journey, he discovers dreams of happiness, dreams of homecoming, and dreams of hope.

But with the Cold approaching fast, will Little Bear make it back home in time for the Big Dreaming?

A resonant and uplifting tale from a master storyteller, The Big Dreaming is a classic in the making, filled with luminous illustrations by award-winning artist Daniel Egnéus.

Read Bear’s Big Dreaming if you are looking for:
A cozy bedtime book to inspire sweet dreams
A gift to treasure with stunning gold foil
A seasonal story that introduces bear hibernation

Michael Rosen is a beloved children's author, poet, broadcaster and activist who has written over 140 books, including the mega-bestselling classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt. He served as Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009 and is a Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmith's, University of London.

Daniel Egnéus
is a prolific artist who has illustrated numerous books, including several Neil Gaiman titles and the much-loved picture book, Be Wild, Little One by Olivia Hope. He was voted Best Illustrator by the Association of Illustrators in 2005, and his picture book, Lubna and Pebble (written by Wendy Meddour) was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 10 best picture books 2019. He is based in Athens, Greece.

Product Details ISBN: 9781547613304
ISBN-10: 1547613300
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English

“* Rosen's words and Egnéus' lovely pictures combine to create a soothing tale that will be welcomed in autumn or at bedtime in any season of the year.” —Booklist, starred review

“This sweet bedtime story [is] cozy and comforting...Egnéus's loose watercolors and use of contrasting dark and light values for the backgrounds are gorgeous and will make readers feel as if they are in a forest. A solid purchase for any preschool collection.” —School Library Journal

“Be ready to share a dream with the little one who asks you to read this.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Luminously beautiful.” —The Guardian on BE WILD, LITTLE ONE, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus

“* Extraordinary in writing and illustration.” —The Horn Book, starred review, on FOX, illustrated by Daniel Egneus

“* A deeply fulfilling look at the ups and downs of natural selection.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review, on MOTH, illustrated by Daniel Egneus