Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Review copy provided by publisher.
Bear has never really celebrated Christmas, but he's read about the traditions. This year he and Mouse are going to celebrate Christmas with a party. Mouse is disappointed that Bear's party doesn't include presents. Mouse is sure Bear is kidding so he goes looking for his present in all the usual places: under Bear's bed, in the hall closet, and in the Christmas tree.
Thoughts: Bear and Mouse have been some of my favorite characters since I discovered the first book, A Visitor for Bear, back in 2010. I'm glad to see them have a Christmas adventure. Even though they are friends now, I like that Mouse can still exasperate Bear. It makes this book a hilarious read aloud. I enjoyed reading it to some first graders this month. The illustrations are lovely and just what I've come to expect from Kady MacDonald Denton--soft colored and detailed. This is a great addition to the Bear and Mouse series as well as Christmas picture books.
Don't miss the other books in the series! (links to my reviews)
A Visitor for Bear
A Birthday for Bear
A Bedtime for Bear
The Sniffles for Bear
A Library Book for Bear
(Candlewick Press, 2017)