Mother and Father Koala are suspicious of the "other" bears. They don't like the panda bears' looks and they don't trust the polar bears. The black bears are too noisy and the brown bears have big teeth. . . But all of their grumpiness melts away as they watch the littlest bears play together and realize that all their similarities and common needs far outweigh their differences. The Other Bears is an eloquent tale about tolerance and acceptance that will appeal to readers of any age.