By Bonny Becker
Candlewick Press, $16.99, 32 pages

This fun story is about a bear who had the flu and sniffles and how his little mouse friend tries to help. The story starts with Bear all comfy on the chair with his stocking hat on and covered with his fancy quilt and is just under the weather. He is sitting by the fire with his box of Kleenex when he hears a knock, knock, knock at the door. His mousey friend has the answers in his little black bag as Bear is feeling sorry for himself. Find out what Mouse did to cheer up Bear. You can decide if Mouse was a big help or hindrance to Bear. Then the unusual happens. A twist and turn of events that keeps you excited for more.

A great book to read if you are under the weather.  I loved when Mouse got out his tiny banjo to lift Bears spirits. It really would have been nice if he knew how to play it.This book should be in every child’s collection! The illustrations are pastels and portray the story perfectly. I give this book two thumbs up!

Reviewed by Rhonda Fischer