A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley, illustrations by Jim LaMarche
This enchanting tale is all about friendship and the wonders of reading. A bear finds a scrap of paper with strange markings on it and fascinated takes it back to his cave. Then he sees a woman reading these rectangular things filled with the marks. A strange friendship begins to develop. He even shares the words he found with her but the woman cannot stay at the cabin forever but she leaves her books to keep bear company. The acrylic paint and colored pencil illustrations leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling for bears and for reading. Can I have a cabin and a bear so I can get through my pile of books?