The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Don't Wake the Bear, Hare!
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
It's the day of the spring party, but all the woodland animals are nervous when they see a big brown bear sleeping in the old hollow tree. They try to make the party as quiet as possible, so they won't wake him up - but then hare's red balloon pops, and the bear wakes up. However, they soon learn that bear isn't quite as frightening as they had imagined.
This is a gentle and warm-hearted animal story with attractive illustrations that toddlers will love.