Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap

November 25, 2017


“Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap” is sure to become a story time favorite…

This is a gentle and heartwarming story about how a Mama bear expresses love and devotion to her little baby cub, throughout the natural process of hibernation. Readers follow Mama and her cub as they move from the warm season into the cold. They prepare for the winter weather by gathering food, and saying goodbye to little bear’s friends. The story ends when “spring makes its way to their world once again.”

The book is…

A Wonderful Combination of Love & Affection. Readers feel Mama’s Bear’s unconditional love for her baby cub. She ensures that baby brown bear is fully fed, warm, happy, and protected while they sleep. “Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap” is an adorably illustrated picture book. The illustrations are colorful, pleasing, and cleverly matched with the rhymes. It’s a perfect read-out-loud book, that keeps children engaged till the end.
The nursery rhymes are somewhat reminiscent of the best bedtime stories. With its rhyming prose and calming images, it’s the kind of book that is sure to lull your little one into a gentle slumber.



A gentle and heartwarming story

This is another wonderful book for the young reader by Gioula Chelten. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by Valeriia Koronets). I thought the text and illustrations worked well together. This is a gentle and heartwarming story that communicates important life lessons about the love and affection a mother bear has for her cub. These are the kind of stories that make you feel nice and warm, and all fuzzy inside!

Author Gioula Chelten writes in a wonderful rhyming style that guarantees the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely read to share with them.

It seems to me that this book was created with a lot of love and joy and it is obvious that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. Five stars from us. Well done again!





Gioula Chelten was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2002, she decided to travel the world, with every intention of returning to corporate South Africa once she was “traveled out.” However, she fell in love with the natural beauty of the USA and its “good natured people”, and she decided to immigrate to the USA.
Gioula now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Skip, and 5 children.

Gioula is a full-time mother, entrepreneur and author. In an interview about her writing, she said: “I write for my children. When there are messages that need to be repeated, I tend to put it in a book.” When her 2nd son was afraid of the dark, she wrote “The Night Visitors”. In response to her first son’s invincibility streak, she wrote: “The Brave Silly Rabbit”. “Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap,” was written to express her eternal love, devotion and protection for her children.

“I feel grateful and honored that parents are sharing my books with their children. I hope it serves them as it continues to serve us.” says Gioula.
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One Comment

  • Emerald Book Reviews December 1, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Thanks for the comment Casee. We here at Emerald Book Reviews totally agree with you!

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