By Kevin Henkes
Published by Greenwillow Books, 2008
Old bear is hibernating for the winter. While he sleeps, he dreams of being a cub again, and all his favorite seasons. The way he remembers them is not true to reality, but illustrates his lively imagination as a young bear. How wonderful it would be if a rained blueberries, or that all the springtime leaves were butterflies! When he wakes, he lumbers outside into the lush springtime panorama, almost unable to believe that he is not still dreaming.
Science SOL 1.7 addresses changing seasons, an apt subject for the introduction to this book.