BY: Abi Cushman (Viking Books for Young Readers, July 14), ages 3 to 7, 40 pages, $17.99 hardcover.
STORY: Bear is a gloomy bear who wants us to know that being wet is no fun, not for Bear, not for any of Bear’s friends, not even though they might appear to be surreptitiously frolicking with things Bear has dismissed as ruined by the rain.
Bear is drenched. Bear’s umbrella is missing.
When everyone troops into Bear’s cave, it’s too small to accommodate the Hula-Hooping Moose.
Bear decides to go back outside, sit on a log and wallow (figuratively) in misery. The other animals appear to go along, but they don’t look exactly miserable. Moose is having a blast. Rabbit has adopted Bear’s cashmere sweater; Badger has slurped up the remains of Bear’s ice cream …
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