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Time to sleep, Alfie Bear
Walters, Catherine, 1965-
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Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
On a night when Alfie Bear is not sleepy, he tries to join various nocturnal animals so that he can stay up later.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 76677.
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Central Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
Clearfield Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Orchard Park Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Audubon Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Oversize

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Alfie Bear doesn't want to go to bed, and his playful antics are keeping the family up. But after a long day, restless Alfie gets sleepy and learns that nothing is better than to be at home, warm and snug in bed. Blending an affectionate story and gorgeous wilderness scenes, Catherine Walters has created another perfect book for bedtime sharing.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Alfie Bear is back, and he's not any more excited about going to sleep than he was in When Will It Be Spring? (Dutton, 1998). It's a beautiful summer evening and Mother Bear's patience is beginning to wear thin as the cub tries to avoid the inevitable by pretending to be a fish and then an owl. Only when Alfie howls like a wolf and suddenly finds himself the subject of a real wolf family's curiosity is he ready for Father Bear's rescue and some shut-eye. The sweet story is set off nicely by the lush, realistic single- and double-page artwork. Young observers will appreciate the detailed illustrations and will enjoy finding the tiny chipmunk that appears on almost every page. While this is not an essential purchase, Alfie's fans will be excited to see this cuddly little bear in a new bedtime story.-Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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