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Divided into two chapters, this book is about friendship between Jefferson Bear and Figgy Twosocks. Whenever Figgy needs help, Bear is always there. When it's time for Bear to hibernate, Figgy feels lonely, so she builds a white snow bear to remind her of her friend Bear. Along the way, she finds a new friend, Hoptail the squirrel. When spring comes, her friend Bear reappears to play with her, so, in the end, she has two friends: a new one and the old one.
She has learned that sometimes an unhappy thing happens so that it can bring in a new happy thing.
Kevin Henkes and his wife, Laura Dronzek, team up to create Oh! a delightful winter story. After a night snowfall, the ground is covered in white. A squirrel, a rabbit, a cat, a dog, and two children all want to play in the soft snow. This is a nice, simple book for beginning readers. It is also a great read-aloud for younger children. Kevin’s website has information about some of his books as well as coloring pages and other activities.