The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep -- however he tried and wherever he tried. SNORE, SNORE went Mrs Bear. TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make this delightful story an all-time favourite with children and adults everywhere.
Jill Murphy's books sell in their hundreds of thousands. She is perhaps best known for her classic Worst Witch stories which she started writing when she was fifteen, but she is also a hugely successful picture book author and illustrator. PEACE AT LAST (978-0-230-01548-7) was her first picture book and was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Jill lives in Cornwall with her son.