Bear and Tutter check the mailbox one day to find a letter announcing Tutter's favorite grandmother, Grandma Flutter, is coming to visit. Tutter is very excited about her visit until he learns that she is arriving today and his house is a mess. Panicked because he knows his grandmother likes everything to be "clean, clean, clean," Tutter rushes to tidy up the house and garden with the help of his friends. Still, he's nervous that he hasn't done enough. When Grandma Flutter arrives, she tells him she doesn't care about the mess; she came to see her grandson and meet his friends. Based on the TV series "Bear in the Big Blue House," the book's illustrations are sweet but the plot leaves a lot to be desired. While the moral of the story--that families love each other no matter what--is very nice, this book seems contrived and unrealistic. Most children don't fret when company comes to the door of a messy house. Still, the book can be used as a springboard for building self-esteem and discussing unconditional love and family support during difficult times.