Bear Sleeps On! Moonbear's Sunrise by Frank Asch
ONE EVENING BEAR AND LITTLE BIRD WERE WATCHING THE MOON RISE.
"MOONRISE REMINDS ME OF SUNRISE," SAID LITTLE BIRD.
"SUNRISE IS BEAUTIFUL, TOO."
Being a bird, Little Bird must be an early bird, and who better to know the comparative merits of moon and sunrise?
Moonbear has always been devoted to watching the moon rise and ride across the sky. He has never thought about what his night-owl ways caused him to miss.
Finally, he decides that he must see this "sunrise" for himself.
But there's a problem. Bear has never, ever gotten up that early. His moon-gazing habit has always meant that he sleeps until the sun is high in the sky. Bear buys himself something new--an alarm clock--and sets it for the wee hours of the morning to make sure he witnesses this whole sunrise thing for himself.
But like many night owls, Bear sleeps through the alarm. Two don't do the job either. Finally, he has ten alarms going off before dawn, but Bear hears nothing. He asks Little Bird to come over and make sure he's up for the dawn, but despite several chirpy "WAKE UPS" and an acorn dropped on his head--BEAR SLEEPS ON!
It's time for an intervention from friend Little Bird. Moonbear is just going to have to go to bed early! But that is easier said than done!
Frank Asch's newest book in his beloved and award-winning Moonbear series is sure to find fans who share Bear's preference for staying up late, in his Moonbear's Sunrise (Aladdin, 2014). It's great to have Moonbear back, albeit a bit short on shuteye!