From sunrise to sunset, breakfast time to playtime, time to go to the beach, bedtime, story time and—finally—sweet dreams time: Michael Foreman celebrates every wonderful moment of a day spent together as a family, creating special memories to treasure forever.
"This charming book about time and family takes a little bear through the first moment of dawn, when the sun says, "Time to wake up." through the end of a fun-filled day with time for breakfast, time for fun, time for play, time for a game. The ping-pong conversation of Mom, Dad, Little Bear, the natural world, and even the thieving seagulls at the beach, illustrates the passage of time but also shows Little Bear's excitement, delight, tiredness, exuberance, and joy. Foreman contrasts mama's bath time and bed time with Little Bear's playful bubble time and story time. When Dad suggests cuddle time Little Bear responds with a pouncing tickle time. This beautifully imagined and illustrated book will be a treasured bedtime book for young children and a way for parents and children to revisit happy times of their very own day. As an added bonus, this book is an excellent introduction to the use of quotation marks and end punctuation for first graders. Reviewer Rating: 5" –Children's Literature—Website
"'Time to wake up,' says the sun, and from then until nightfall, Little Bear and his parents enjoy spending the day together. Nineteen different time segments are covered, including a time for games, bath time, and, of course, pre-bed storytime. Even the sun, sea, and moon chime in with their thoughts on the time—waking up, time to have fun in the surf, and bedtime. Objects are outlined in pencil and filled in with pastel watercolors with pops of bright red and yellow, giving the pictures an uncluttered appearance while containing small details of the little family's joyful life. Little Bear's love of the water and its creatures is revealed on his bedspread, his hanging mobile, and a wall poster. Early readers will be able to decipher the tale as there are few words per page, and some scenes have no text at all. Young children will enjoy hearing the story of the close-knit family and perusing the softly colored illustrations filled with fun activities."—Booklist—Journal