As the holidays approach, this is a question that parents will start hearing quite often. In this new title, Teddy, a young bear, is extremely excited about Christmas and can hardly wait for it to arrive. He asks over and over again if Christmas is here yet. Big Bear begins to lose his patience but finds ways to help pass the time. Wrapping presents, baking a cake, and finding the right tree, keeps Teddy busy and the big day finally arrives. The illustrations add to the story and show both Teddy’s excitement and Big Bear’s frustration. Chapman is one of my favorite illustrators, and I can never resist a story with one of her bears in it. This is a story that both parents and children can relate to at this busy time of year.
Posted by: Liz