A Christmas for Bear
author: Bonny Becker
illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton
Bear and Mouse
Get ready for Christmas and the best kind of surprises as grumpy Bear and eager Mouse, of the Bear and Mouse series, return in a funny tale full of festive cheer and friendship. One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. “Merry Christmas!” cries Mouse, who has arrived for a Christmas party. Bear has never had one before, but he’s certain that pickles are essential, along with the reading of a long and difficult poem. The problem is, whenever Bear comes back from the kitchen with treats, Mouse has vanished – only to be found, small and grey and guilty-eyed, scurrying under the bed or searching the closet. Will there be a present for Mouse? Even just a tiny one?
Bear’s minimalist holiday celebration has an eager Mouse feeling a bit anxious in this humorous and heartwarming story about the unlikely, lovable pair.