Product Description Children will fall in love with Bernard, the sleepy bear with a simple wish, in A Bed for Bear. Itâs time for Bernard to hibernate, but the bear cave is too crowded, too quiet, and too uncomfortable. So Bernard sets out to search the forest for the perfect bed for winter. But all he discovers are spots too windy, too wet, and too wild for him until he realizes that the perfect bed for a bear was right in front of him all along. With simple text and evocative illustrations by debut author-illustrator Clive McFarland, this heartwarming picture book is a perfect part of any bedtime routine. From School Library Journal PreS-KâMcFarland revisits familiar terrain with the story of Bernard, who feels his regular cave is crowded and uncomfortable. His quest for other accommodations leads to queries with Frog, Bird, Rabbit, Hedgehog, and Badger. When their abodes prove unsuitable, the mouse who's been trailing Bernard asks what kind of bed he wants. Mouse's suggestion takes them back to the perfect placeâhome, of course. McFarland uses watercolors merged in Photoshop to illustrate with an autumn palette and generous white space. A sweet and satisfying bedtime selection.âGay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA From the Back Cover It's bedtime for Bernard. The bear cave is crowded and uncomfortable. What is a bear to do when there's no good place to sleep? To find the perfect resting place, Bernard searches high and low. But what he discovers is that the perfect bed was right in front of him all along. . . . About the Author Clive McFarland is an illustrator. He graduated from Liverpool School of Art and Design and lives and works in Northern Ireland, where he was born. He is also the author of A Bed for Bear. Thereâs more at www.clivemcfarland.com. Clive McFarland is an illustrator. He graduated from Liverpool School of Art and Design and lives and works in Northern Ireland, where he was born. He is also the author of A Bed for Bear. Thereâs more at www.clivemcfarland.com.