Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
A gathering of small animals in the bear's cave seems like a dangerous place to have a party. When the bear awakes, there's always a moment when a young child fears the worst but is quickly soothed by the next page.
There are quite a few bear books now, but this one is my absolute favorite. I still enjoy reading it aloud.
An itty-bitty mouse,This book is educational, too. When listening recently to On the Banks of Plum Creek, Second Daughter recognized the badger that blocks Laura's path to the swimming hole just from the illustrations in these books.
creep-crawls in the cave
from the fluff-cold snow.