Three friends, a boy, a bear and a bug, have a series of adventures together. They go to school, fly a kite, and go for a ride in the boy's wagon. In each case, size and weight differences play an important role in the story and each of the friends comes up with a creative solution to solve a problem. This easy reader is amusing and also conveys subtle messages about differences and problem solving. McPhail's delightful watercolors are full of expressive faces that reveal the puzzlement, joy and satisfaction that are part of each outing. Part of the "Hello Reader!" series, Level 1.