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The duo behind the smash hit Bear Snores On teams up for more animal merriment in this wonderfully woodsy picture book about Bear's giant-sized appetite.
When (a now skinny) Bear wakes from his wintertime slumber, he ventures into the forest to find good eats. With the help of a few critter friends, he locates sweet berries, fresh clover, and delicious fish, but of course it's not enough for a hungry bruin! Fortunately, Gopher, Mole, and some other pals are getting together a surprise "springtime party for their good friend," but Bear's eaten so much already, he gets stuck in the cave door. After much finagling, the gang finally pries him out, and of course that means it's time for more party treats -- and a full-bellied snooze afterward.
With the warmth and playful humor found in their previous collaboration, Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman deliver a bear-sized winner. Wilson's fluid rhymes will make any storytime fresher and livelier, while Chapman's smiling animals and kid-friendly antics have the gentle vibrancy of springtime. A book about giving friendships and good times that'll have kids' bellies growling for more! Matt Warner