Excellent read aloud story for toddlers. Set in late winter, the bear is hibernating & his friends decide to come in out of the cold to have a party in his den. The festivities wake our friend bear who, after grumbling a bit, joins the party.
All time favorite book in our household!! We LOVE the pictures and expressions on the animal faces. The book is written in a sing-song poetic type verse. Excellent and fun vocabulary to share with your children! Lovable characters, beautiful word choice, wonderful message of friendship, and fantastic illustrations! You will love the whole series, but this one is the best!!
On a cold windy night, an itty-bitty mouse "pitter-pat, tip-toe, creep-crawls" into a sleeping bear's cozy lair, looking for relief from the bitter winter weather. Soon he is joined by a veritable menagerie of woodland animals, and the party begins. Popping corn, brewing tea, tweeting, and chatting, the critters enjoy themselves thoroughly while the bear slumbers through it all. Until, that is, an errant pepper flake from the simmering stew wakes him up with a giant sneeze. As the bear goes from ferocious snarls and rumbles to pitiful whimpers, his uninvited guests realize what the problem is.
You've snuck in my lair
and you've all had fun!
But me? I was sleeping
I have had none!
Not to worry. Mouse knows just what to do.