Helquist's artistic talents shine through in this fun take on the bear needs to hibernate tale. Here, bear is just settling down for his long winter nap when two little raccoons disturb his peace, attempting to get him to join them for some snow-time fun. Bear finally gives in, enjoying everything from building a snowman, to a rollicking snowball fight, to sledding wildly down a hill. The lovely detailed illustrations raise this outing above the ordinary. My personal favorite - Bears sweet little stuffed bunny that he snuggles with in bead. So cute!!!