Illustrated by Lisa Cinar; published by Groundwood Books
When Bear wakes up after a long, cold winter, he makes a special spring lunch and invites Fox to join him. The food is delicious, and Fox asks Bear to teach him how to cook.
They walk through the forest collecting honey, nuts and other wild ingredients, and greet their friends along the way. With an armload of tasty foods, Bear and Fox return to Bear’s den and cook up a feast to share.
Afterwards, Bear writes down his recipes so that Fox (and you!) can enjoy many marvellous meals. His cookbook — Best of Bear — offers fifteen kid-friendly recipes, including nut burgers, wild greens pita pizza, hazelnut–chocolate chip cookies and a wild strawberry smoothie.
Readers can revisit their animal friends from Bear’s Winter Party and try out some fun forest-themed recipes in this playful story/cookbook, featuring exuberant art by Lisa Cinar.
“A fun, accessible first cookbook for the little foxes in our lives.” Kirkus, Starred Review
“A useful and lively offering for younger beginning cooks…” Horn Book
“With friendly, colourful illustrations and a thoughtful cast of characters, this story charmed me in every way.”
Canadian Children’s Book News, Red Leaf Literature, Starred Review