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Children's Fiction Bears

Searching for Sleep

by (author) Pierrette Dubé

illustrated by Genevieve Godbout

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
Bears, General, Bedtime & Dreams
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3


In this funny bedtime book, a little bear cub whose family is happily slumbering in hibernation is sure that sleep must be hiding from him - he just has to find it!

Somewhere deep in a dark cave sleeps a family of black bears: he father, the mother, and four cubs. But wait! One of the cubs isn't sleeping after all... In this adorable picture book, a little bear cub is sure that sleep must be hiding from him. He searches under his sibling's beds, but doesn't find it there. It isn't flattened under the rug, or hiding under the sheets either. Where could it be?

About the authors

Pierrette Dubé is the author of over twenty books for children. She studied arts at the Unversity of Montreal and translation at McGill University, and has worked as a proofreader, editor, and translator. Her books have won many French Canadian awards, including a Prix des libraires du Québec 2015, the Prix du livre M. Christie 1996 (best book for children under seven), and the Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles de littérature de jeunesse 2007. She lives in Saint-Lambert, Québec. Searching for Sleep was published in the original french as Où s'est caché le sommeil? (Éditions Les 400 coups, 2012).

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Geneviève Godbout habite à Montréal où elle travaille en tant qu'illustratrice. Elle a étudié en animation traditionnelle au Cégep du Vieux-Montréal avant de poursuivre sa formation à l'école des Gobelins à Paris. Geneviève fait des illustrations pour des clients dans le domaine de l'édition et de la mode. Elle est l'illustratrice de l'album Quand le père Noël était petit… qui a remporté le Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec 2017, catégorie 0 à 5 ans.


GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT lives in Montreal where she works as a children’s book and fashion illustrator. She studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious Gobelins school in Paris.

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