“One of my favorite series of picture books is by Bonnie Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. These books feature a gruff bear and an inquisitive mouse. I often read these aloud with my children and always give the mouse a British dialect. The newest in the series, The Sniffles for Bear, is charming. Poor Bear is sick, and Mouse is dete
rmined to be a helpful visitor. Bear is sure that Mouse does not understand how sick he is, and really just wants him to go away. (Bear often wants Mouse to go away). The illustrations are lovely and the story is sweet. This is a great book to read out loud to the kiddos.”—Debbie, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA. Buy The Sniffles for Bear from Vintage Books.