Do I Have to Go to Sleep?

Do I Have to Go to Sleep?

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Do I Have to Go to Sleep?


Do I Have To Go To Sleep?

Mama bear struggles to persuade her bear cub to hibernate for the winter.

Carole Giangrande
J.O. Pennanen

8 X 10 inches, 22 pages
full-page spreads, colour throughout

BEAR DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP. He wants to play outside with the snowflakes, the winter moon and a shooting star. When Mama tells him that all bears sleep in winter, he follows her into the den, but he's afraid of the dark. Mama tells him to snuggle up, to imagine the snowflake, the moon and the star. Suddenly he can see them all over again.
Then she tells him to imagine how beautiful spring will be when he wakes up. He
imagines a beautiful world as he and his mama fall asleep.

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J.O. (Judi) Pennanen


Do I Have To Go To Sleep? is J.O. Pennanen's tenth illustrated book for Penumbra Press. Her illustrations for children's books are often described as whimsical and lyrical, while her artwork for adult literature is edgy and dark. Having lived in northern Ontario and New Brunswick, she currently resides in southwestern Ontario.
Judi's art is represented in several major collections, public and private. Her subject matter very often derives from the northland itself, as in North Country Spring, from which she draws on the sights and sounds of "the landscape and its creatures, and the four seasons that create the variety and richness of the places."

Carole Giangrande

Carole Giangrande is a novelist and poet and the award-winning author of ten adult books. She loves nature, including bears, flowers and stars and she likes to photograph birds and butterflies. Born and raised in the New York City area, she
now resides in Toronto.

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