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Little wolf can’t sleep and desperately needs a teddy bear to help. But what happens when he finds the bear in an unexpected source? A delightful Christmas read-aloud!

? “All the elements of a winner come together in this enchanting effort: a charming main character, Ayto’s stylish mixed-media illustrations with a jazzy color palate, polished prose and a rewarding story.” ?Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Likely to be a storytime hit well beyond the Christmas season.” ?School Library Journal

The little wolf knows just what he needs to get a good night’s sleep: a teddy bear to cuddle. So the next morning, the little wolf sets off to find one. But exactly where do teddy bears come from?

The little wolf asks the Wise Owl and the Three Little Pigs, but nobody knows. Finally, the little wolf stumbles upon a kindly man with a bright red suit and a long white beard, and when the little wolf wakes up the next morning there, is a surprise at the foot of his bed…and the answer to his lingering question.

Author Mark Burgess has woven an amusing, satisfying story that features a steadfast character and a memorable cast of familiar faces, including Santa Claus himself. Russell Ayto’s distinctively quirky illustrations offer surprising perspectives and colorfully capture the delightful humor of the story.


Best Children’s Books of the Year ?Bank Street College of Education
Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ?Florida Reading Association
Flicker Tale Children’s Book Awards (Nominee, Picture Books) ?North Dakota Library Association


ISBN 9781561454877 Category

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