Baby Black Bear has had so much fun with his friends moose, owl, and rabbit, that he’s decided not to join his parents in hibernation for the winter. So as the weather begins to turn cold and snow starts to fall, Baby Bear just keeps frolicking, all under the watchful but unseen eye of his dad. After a while, Baby Bear begins to realize that life outside the den is not quite as nice in the winter as he thought, and frozen twigs don’t make much of a meal. With the help of his friends he makes it back to shelter to spend a cozy winter with his mom and dad. Lynn Plourde’s tales is brought vividly to life through the illustrations of Teri Weidner. Exploring themes of friendship, diversity, working as a team, and parenting, it also includes fascinating facts about America’s most common bear.