bear's winter party

Lonely Bear wants to meet his forest neighbors so he decides to throw a winter party.  The other animals are scared to meet him (somehow bears possess the unfortunate reputation as frightening creatures). ;) Their fears are allayed when they see the warm lantern in his window and notice the aroma of honey-ginger cookies and huckleberry tarts wafting out of his cozy cottage.  I love the soft watercolors that bring to life this sweet story about friendship and taking chances.  P.S. There’s a recipe for honey-ginger cookies at the end of the book.

Bear’s Winter Party is by Deborah Hodge and Lisa Cinar.  Published by Groundwood Books.