The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm
Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Jane Chapman
I wrote this story when the people at Little Tiger Press said there was a chance to work with Jane Chapman, who does wonderful animal illustrations. I tried various stories about bears – bears up a tree, bears eating honey, and gradually decided on bears in a storm. The younger bears are scared of the storm and think they can hear monsters outside. They all crawl into bed with Bear, who reassures them that ‘There’s no such thing as monsters!’. But when there’s a knock at the door, Bear isn’t so sure.
This book is also available with a CD featuring narration by Justin Fletcher (CBeebie’s Mr Tumble) and Sophie Thompson.