Illustrated by Lisa Cinar; published by Groundwood Books
Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. It’s hard being the biggest animal around. So he comes up with a plan to make friends with the other forest creatures. He invites the animals to a winter party in his den. He decorates his home, lights a roaring fire, and bakes delicious treats. 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…
Bear’s Winter Party is a gentle story of friendship that will warm your heart on a cold winter day.
It includes a recipe for Bear’s own Honey Ginger Cookies.
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Chocolate Lily Award, shortlist
“The stylized watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful… this is a worthwhile seasonal selection with an emphasis on friendship.” School Library Journal
“Lisa Cinar’s soft watercolour and pencil crayon illustrations illuminate Bear’s emotions and help young readers to understand the book itself is a recipe for friendship.” Canadian Children’s Book News