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A hilarious bedtime story from debut children’s book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale.
Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.
How will Bear ever fall asleep!
About the author
Jory John is co-author of the bestselling All My Friends Are Dead and a sequel, among other humour books. This is Jory's debut picture book for children. He lives (and sleeps) in San Francisco, USA.
Benji Davies is an animation director and illustrator of children's books. He lives in London with his wife, Nina.
John (All My Friends Are Dead) and Davies (The Storm Whale) bring fresh humor to a familiar scenario, tracing the push and pull between a character desperate to get some shut-eye and one who is far from ready for bed. Here, the sleepy party is Bear, who has just tucked into bed (along with his tiny stuffed pink rabbit) when the doorbell rings. Barging in is his friend and neighbor, Duck, who's "never been so awake" and is determined to have fun with Bear any kind of fun ("Make smoothies?" "No." Start a band?" "No"). Both the repartee and the sight gags display excellent timing, making the most of the classic comic tension between a hulking grouch and a diminutive pest. But this is also a physically lovely book: working in a distilled style reminiscent of classic UPA animation, Davies uses nocturnal blues, geometric patterning, and contrasting scale in a way that makes every page pop. The one thing readers will not say about this book is "Enough already!" Ages 4 8. Author's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator's agency, the Bright Agency.