Very sweet story, with a precious message. Illustrations are exquisite, with lots of little things to hunt for on each page. This is a treasure of a book and would make a lovely gift. I am a reader mom in our three year olds pre-school class.... she asked that I read the bear books. That in it's self is a thumbs up for the bear books. You will love these... they are so much fun! The story is in a sing song rhyming format, which is very important for little listeners and readers.