"Sleep, little one, sleep" begins the lovely lilting coaxing of all mothers everywhere to their tired offspring, including the black bear of the title, a little frog, a little bat ("Hang, little bat, hang"), little snakes, and many more animals, each depicted in delightful cozy illustrations. The book ends with "And even YOU, it time for sleep . . ." and a dozing toddler snuggled down with the (stuffed toy) animals in the story.
This book is a wonderful bedtime story. It not only soothes and comforts but adds an educational element in the form of each animal's sleeping spot. Highly recommended.