by Sean Callahan
illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
A friendly, loving book that celebrates the importance of intergenerational relationships. Cubby and Grandpa Bear have many adventures together, but the best part about visiting Grandpa Bear is THE BEAR HUG.
"The mutual affection that emanates from the bears' tiny eyes feels utterly genuine, while their thick, shaggy coats—rendered in tiny ink strokes that resemble the whorls of a fingerprint—possess an endearing, cuddly feel. The scene of Grandpa and Cubby "hibernating" (they're actually snoozing in front of the TV on a snowy night) speaks volumes about the simple pleasures and enduring love of extended family life."