William’s Winter Nap
Written by Linda Ashman; illustrated by Chuck Groenink
A little boy named William is getting ready for a nap, but each time he settles into bed, there is a tap, a knock, a ping or a boom. Each time he investigates the noise, he discovers a forest creature looking to share his soft, warm bed. William makes room and is soon squeezed in with four new furry friends. When a crunch is heard outside and a note asking if there’s any more room is slipped beneath the door, William opens it to find a bear looking for shelter! For a moment, he and his friends think to refuse, but they quickly realize they can make more room—and that the bear will help keep them warm. They invite him in and everyone snuggles up for a long winter nap.
Linda Ashman writes a touching story of a young boy who readily offers others shelter in his bed, making sure everyone stays warm. The short poem by the arriving critter is cute, and the refrain as William and the others scooch to make space is repetitive and sweet. Their initial reaction to the bear is not about his nature, but his size, and their quick consent is a lesson in sharing. Chuck Groenink’s illustrations are full of details and emotion, and the animals are expressive and detailed.Check Availability