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).
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.
Praise for Searching for Sleep:
"Recommended. This charming lighthearted story, a perfect tale to share with little ones who are struggling to settle down for the night, offers an ending that is comforting and satisfying. Pierrette Dubé has created a lovely tale that is both warmly welcoming and comedic. Truthfully, many adults will relate to the difficulties of drifting off to a peaceful night’s sleep. The restlessness of the cub is perfectly and humorously captured in the soft pastel and color pencils drawings of Godbout. The illustrations in Searching for Sleep are especially appealing to the intended audience who will find them engaging and as accessible as the topic itself." — CM: Canadian Review of Materials