A brightly-illustrated, rhyming picture book, for ages 3-6.
A young bear cub wakes up in the middle of winter. He's afraid of the dark and of the howling wind, and he's VERY hungry. Searching for help, he arrives at the home of tiny Molly Mouse. Molly is both kind-hearted and resourceful. With the help of her woodland friends, she soon has the bear cub sleeping soundly through the rest of the winter.
This is a warm, comforting bedtime read, about kindness and friendship.
The book ends with a few simple facts about bears and hibernation, and a few age-appropriate puzzle pages.
"A sweet rhyming story with a very fine lesson about befriending those in need and gathering friends together on a mission of good will. It works splendidly well! And the added information about bear habits and games Melinda created to further engage the imagination of children is in keeping with her tradition with binding entertainment with learning."
"This is an absolutely DELIGHTFUL story that is well written in rhyming format along with lovely illustrations. Can you find the key hidden in every picture in this book? At the end of the book, after the character page, read on for Burton Bear's Nature Notes and three puzzles. SO not only is this book charming it is also educational! This book is one that is not to be missed by families with young children. I look forward to reading more."