This would be a great book for read-aloud. It would be good for young children to predict what will happen next. It has very imaginative watercolor wash illustrations.
978-1554988532 Ages 4-7 32 pages
Recommended by: Nancy E. Neilson. Retired Principal, Baltimore City Public Schools
From the publisher, Groundwood Books:
Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. It’s hard being the biggest animal around. As the days grow shorter and autumn turns to winter, Bear springs into action and comes up with a festive plan to make friends with all the other forest creatures.
Bear makes invitations for all the other forest animals, inviting them to a winter party in his den. He decorates his home and lights a roaring fire, and bakes delicious treats for the creatures he hopes will soon become his friends. But as the night grows dark, Bear worries that his forest neighbors may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree…
Written by award-winning author Deborah Hodge, Bear’s Winter Party is brought to life with exuberant illustrations by Lisa Cinar. Together they have created a story that is at once timeless, tender and true.
Includes a recipe for Bear’s own Honey Ginger Cookies.