Bear is here to enjoy the gifts of each season, especially summer and HONEY!
Bear has awoken from his winter nap with only one thing on his mind: honey! Alas, it is too soon for honey, so Bear tries hard to be patient. Fortunately, the world around him is waking up, too. There is warm grass, berries, the smell of flowers. There is rain to dance in and a creek to swim in. Bear is almost content, until, one day, he hears a welcome buzzing sound…and finally it is time for Bear to delight in the thing he relishes above all others—and it is as warm, golden, sweet, and good as he remembered.
This sweet companion to David Ezra Stein’s award-winning Leaves celebrates the joy of savoring something you love.
Award-winning children’s author and illustrator David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. His works include Interrupting Chicken, Leaves, Monster Hug!, Tad and Dad, Pouch!, and Ol’ Mama Squirrel. In addition to winning the Ezra Jack Keats award in 2008 and a Caldecott Honor in 2011, Stein’s books have been named to several major book lists, such as Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, Kirkus Reviews’ Editor’s Choice, and School Library Journal’s Best Book. He lives in Kew Gardens, New York, with wife, Miriam, and their son, Sam.