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.