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No / Claudia Rueda ; translated by Elisa Amado.

Rueda, Claudia. (Author).
Book Book (2010.)
Description: [36] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 25 cm.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Children's Picture Books Child Picture Book RUE (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Children's Picture Books JJ / Rueda (Text to Phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Children's Collection - Age 0-3 Children's Collection R835N (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Children's Picture Book CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK RUE (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780888999917
  • ISBN: 0888999917
General Note: Translation of the Spanish book by same title.
Authors: Amado, Elisa. (Added Author).
Citation: Rueda, Claudia. "No." Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 November #1
    *Starred Review* There are many books about children (in the guise of animal surrogates) looking for ways to avoid going to bed. This is a particularly lovely one, because of the thoughtfully styled artwork, which was computer generated but resembles cut paper. The little bear doesn't want to go to sleep, and, of course, in his case, it's a long one. He follows his mother through the woods as snow begins to fall lightly, and he has an answer for every point she tries to make. There's no food? He's saved berries. The wind will blow hard? He's very strong. By now, the snow is falling heavily, covering the ground in drifts. "The snow will be deep." "I love the snow." So the little bear happily wanders away; then, in several wordless spreads, he builds a snowman, but soon the rising wind and snow blow it away. Uh-oh. With simple shapes and just a few colors—gray for the bears, amber for the trees, blue for the sky, and, of course, white, white, white for the snow—Rueda creates a soft world that is so quiet the short text seems almost an intrusion. Getting right to the heart of a child's inner life, this is a little gem. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2010 July #4

    Rueda returns to a setting close to that of 2009's My Little Polar Bear (a snowy landscape), with similar characters (a mother bear and cub), and even a similar plot device (youngster caught in a snowstorm). As with that book, the spreads are cold and spare. The bears resemble paper cutouts; the palette is limited to austere white, blues, grays, and browns; the surfaces are clean and unworked; and dots of snow provide movement. Yet the books differ in approach. Before, the narrative soothed; here it takes the form of a lively conversation. " ‘It's time to go to sleep,' said mother bear. ‘No,' said little bear. ‘I don't want to go to sleep.' " She warns him that he'll "freeze out here," to which he retorts, "I'm not cold." Back and forth they banter, until a storm demonstrates how reassuring the safety of their den can be. Little Bear denies any weakness, though: "Winter is very long," he tells his mother, "and I thought you might get lonely." Rebellious children will recognize themselves with a smile. Ages 2–5. (Aug.)

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  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2010 September

    PreS-K—Little bear doesn't want to hibernate. His mother gives many reasons why it's time to go to sleep—winter is very long, the wind will blow hard, and the snow will be deep—but cub has a counterpoint for every argument. "'You'll freeze out here,' said mother bear./'I'm not cold,' said little bear." "'There's no food to eat,' said mother bear./'I saved some berries,' said little bear." When the cub finds himself alone in a storm, he realizes that maybe staying out in the cold by himself wasn't the best idea. Spare illustrations with strong lines and shapes pleasantly portray this simple story. Three wordless spreads depict little bear's time alone in the increasingly snowy landscape. Sure to be a crowd pleaser.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

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