Bear wants to tell his friends a story, but they're all busy getting ready for winter. He helps them but still hasn't had a chance to tell his story. Will he find a friend to listen before the urge to sleep is too strong?
What I thought: I really like this book. I can't wait to use it for my hibernation story time in the fall. I think I'll pair it with The Busy Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri. I love the soft colors of the illustrations and the good use of white space.
Story Time Themes: Fall, Hibernation, Stories, Forest Animals
(Illus. Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook Press, 2012)