Have you ever wanted to play when no one else did?
On the night of the full moon, Bear wants to celebrate. But none of his friends agree. The birds want to sleep. Porcupine doesn't get the point. Moose says it just won't work.
That doesn't stop Bear. Undaunted, he delivers invitations, cleans up, makes food, and even takes a nap, determined to enjoy his party—even if it's a party of one. It doesn't take long for his song and dance to draw in reluctant Dad Fox, who is joined by Wolf, Moose, the ....
birds, and eventually all the creatures in the field and forest. By the time the moon appears, Bear's clearing is alive with a rollicking chorus.
Told with Bill Harley's jaunty trademark mix of story and song, and illuminated by Melissa Ferreira's digitally enhanced acrylic paintings, this book encourages us to appreciate the here-and-now, rather than wait for opportunities that don't arrive. As Bear is fond of saying, “You never know what might happen.”
North Wales Library Jayne Blackledge, Children's Coordinator
"Adorable tale of a young bear that wants to have a party with the moon. Great bedtime story for any youngster."
South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative Karen Eubank
"A good story with a moral lesson: Do what you believe in, follow your own dreams in spite of what others may say. If you "start the party" you may be pleasantly surprised that others may follow."
Top of Texas Reviews Suzanne Faylor
"…is a story about "Bear", who wants to party when no one else does. Despite his friends telling him it's a bad idea, Bear plans a wonderful party. He sings a cute song throughout the book that young children will enjoy and want to sing along with. The theme of "you never know what might happen" shines at the end when the moon speaks to all Bear's reluctant friends. The illustrations give a dreamy feeling, soft and large, demonstrating all of the party fun."