Bedtime Without Arthur
Bella has a bear named Arthur. Like other bears, he’s soft and cuddly. Unlike other bears, Arthur knows karate and works tirelessly all night to protect Bella from monsters, dragons, slugs, and other things that lurk in the shadows. One night, Arthur goes missing. Her mother, her father, and her little brother search high and low, but he is nowhere to be found. Will Bella ever find him again? Or can she find a way to be brave all on her own?
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“Meserve’s artwork propels the story forward, skillfully mixing drama and comedy, and makes a persuasive case for being an empathetic and decidedly grown-up older sibling.” —Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“Meserve’s vivid, dreamlike cartoons function less as a backdrop to the words and more as the primary story. . . its vibrant illustrations, gentle story, and direct lesson make it a potential read-aloud for parents looking to wean their child from bedtime crutches.” —School Library Journal
Illustrator: Jessica Meserve
Jessica Meserve was born in New Hampshire. She studied illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Before pursuing a career as an illustrator, she worked in children's publishing. She now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.