“There are bears on the stairs.That’s why I don’t like going to bed. It’s the bears on the stairs.”
But are the bears real, or just a small boy’s crafty tactic for delaying bedtime?
About the Author
Schoolteacher and journalist Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford and has three grown-up children. She now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits.
Lynne Chapman was born in London and has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She studied at Middlesex University. She has created numerous picture books which have been published all over the world.
A hilarious new romp from the award-winning team behind Class Two at the Zoo.
Jasper, 5, thought the ending was the funniest thing in the world. He gave the book four stars. –VANCOUVER SUN January 15 2011
Daddy enjoyed this book immensely because 1) it’s a quick read 2)the illustrations are terrific at keeping the kids focused. –VANCOUVER SUN January 15 2011
Ugly and playfulrather than scary …the rude and naughty bears … Give that subversive thrill kids so adore. –BOOKS FOR KEEPS November 11 2010
Dynamic compositions and jolly palette allow us not to take this anxious story too seriously. Kids will enjoy the fun. –BOOKS FOR KEEPS November 11 2010
My three year old enjoyed this Don’t Want To Go to Bed story. He thought the bears were smart and cuddly.
–BOOKBABBLERS.CO.UK August 9 2010
`This is funny and touching story of childhood anxiety, without being scary.’ –Nursery World
‘This amusing and lively picture book sets out to address (bedtime) fears in a humourous way.’ –The School Librarian
‘A perfectly paced little story (and) an entertaining romp.’ –Red House Children’s Book Award, Top 100
‘It will strike a chord with almost all parents! A perfect bedtime story.’
–Parents In Touch