Hush Up And Hibernate

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Illustrator: Howard McWilliam

Target: Ages 4–8
Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover / Soft Cover
Pages: 36
Dimensions: 10″ x 10″


Leaves are falling, a cold wind is blowing, and geese are heading south. Clearly, winter is coming. It’s time for black bears to do what they always do this time of year – hibernate. Kids will get a big kick out of this romp of a tale about a black bear cub that finds every excuse imaginable to avoid the inevitable go-to-bed moment.

Will Mama Bear finally win? Or will Baby Bear come up with the ultimate reason to skip going to sleep?

Author Information

Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 non-fiction books for children and her work has won numerous awards, including the 2012 Prize for Excellence in Science Books by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), School Library Journal’s Best Children’s Books of the Year List, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade book, Green Earth Book Awards, Cybils Finalist, John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers, Junior Library Guild Selection, Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, Charlotte Zolotow Award, and many more.

In addition to her books, Sandra Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS and Internet-based science education programs for Scholastic and the National Science Foundation. She was selected twice by NSF to travel to Antarctica with the Artists & Writers Program and provided some of the first live chats with schools from this remote location. She lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband, photographer, Skip Jeffery.

About the Illustrator

Howard McWilliam left his career as a U.K. financial magazine editor and journalist in 2005 to concentrate on illustrating. He is cover artist for The Week in the U.S. and U.K. and has illustrated dozens of children’s novels, puzzles, and picture books, including the bestselling I Need My Monster. He lives in Cheltenham, England, with his wife Rebecca and three children.


“Seamlessly woven…” – Booklist

“A lot of fun!” – Kirkus Reviews

Additional information

Weight0.17 lbs
Dimensions10 × 10 in

Jane Yolen


Hardcover Edition, Softcover Edition