Barbara Shook Hazen

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Where Do Bears Sleep?

Excerpt 1:
Where do bears sleep? In a den.
Where do pigs sleep? In a pen.
Sheep sleep in a fold when it is cold.
They sleep in the field when it is hot.
Chickens and turkeys rest in a roost.
They like a high dry spot.
Horses sleep in stalls in stables.
Hoot owls rest on roof-top gables.
Cats curl in corners, huddle by doors
sleep in heaps on sun-streaked floors
and on the tops of radiators.
Dogs sniff and stretch and paw the ground,
then yawn and s l o w l y turn around
before they finally settle down.
A bee rests her buzz in a honeycomb cell,
a bee is too busy to rest but a spell……..

Excerpt 2:
But lucky you! You lay your head
on a pillow soft on a little boy bed,
with covers to warm you and tuck you in tight
your prayers all said and a small night light,
and Teddy beside you to keep you from fright,
and Mother and Daddy to kiss you goodnight.
Goodnight. Goodnight. Shhhhhhh. Sleep tight.

Selected Works

Fiction Picture Book
The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The zany, fun-filled adventures of fearful Sir Fred.

“A romp with wit!”

Historical Fiction
Katie’s Wish
The Irish Potato Famine seen through the eyes of a young girl.

“Skillful and moving”
-Publishers Weekly
Non-Fiction Poetry
Where Do Bears Sleep?
A warm going to bed book in rhyme.

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