Little Bear wants to play, but there is much work to be done. After gathering wood for the fire, getting water from the stream, cleaning up the cave, etc., Big Bear takes a well-deserved rest. Tired of playing by himself, Little Bear comes to talk to him and finds him asleep. The energetic youngster wakes the weary adult and coaxes him into a round of bear games. This sweetly realistic story captures an unremarkable yet typical day in a preschooler's life. Muted watercolors and pencil drawings depict forest life and convey the gentle, loving feelings the bears have for one another.
My kids really liked this book. We enjoyed reading it many times. It's fun to make a deep gruff voice for big bear, and a high pitched kiddie voice for little bear and see the kids' faces light up. Very enjoyable to share with the kids.