Bear's minimalist holiday celebration has an eager Mouse feeling a bit anxious in this humorous and heartwarming story about the unlikely, lovable pair. One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. "Merry Christmas " cries Mouse. Mouse is there for a Christmas party, and Bear has never had one before, but he's certain that pickles (preferably from France) must be an essential component, along with the reading of a long and difficult poem. The problem is, whenever Bear comes back from the kitchen with more treats, Mouse has vanished -- only to be found, small and gray and guilty-eyed, scurrying under the bed or rifling through the closet. Will there be even a tiny present involved? "Hogwash " scolds Bear. Get ready for holiday anticipation and the best kind of surprises as the curmudgeonly Bear and a hopeful Mouse return in a warm, funny tale full of holiday cheer and true friendship.
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 2.6 Point Value: 0.5 Interest Level: Lower Grade Quiz #/Name: 191224 / Christmas for Bear
Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2017 pg. 152 Publishers Weekly 09/04/2017 School Library Journal 10/01/2017 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2017 Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2017 pg. 58 Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author Bonny Becker is the author of several books about Bear and Mouse, including the New York Times bestseller A Visitor for Bear. She is also the author of a number of other award-winning titles, both picture books and middle-grade novels. She lives in Seattle.
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Bear and Mouse books, as well as Two Homes by Claire Masurel. Kady MacDonald Denton lives in Ontario.