The Bear and the Hug
by Melissa Cannioto
After a long hibernation, Bear emerges from his cave to find the world outside is not how he left it. Bear’s friends keep their distance instead of greeting him with open arms, and Bear is unsettled by the change. Follow Bear as he journeys through the forest to discover what has happened to hugs.
This charming tale of friendship aims to help young readers navigate feelings of isolation, confusion, and separation.