What's the greatest country in the world? Hibernation.
*The interplay between all the characters huddled together on a bitter cold night is heartwarming and lighthearted at the same time
*Great illustrations, almost Hollywood caliber (especially the two-page spreads)
*A wren and a mole in the same book -- by now you know I love the utilization of less common animals
*Cute enough ending, but those animals probably wouldn't make it another page in such a precarious position (I don't care how well they bonded with the bear the night before)
*Doesn't really explain the idea of hibernation to kids, which I think could have been done fairly easily without compromising the story
*There's some weird font and text size things going on in here that I don't quite understand the need for
ONE DAD'S OPINION
With a title like that, I thought there was a good chance it would be a snooze-fest. It's not the best book ever, but it's a valiant effort. Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman should be proud of the work they did here. Check it out for a little while; you'll be happy you did...