"When I visited Bruce Degen after the illustrations for this book were finished, I learned they had a similar family gathering at their home, including even sleeping in tents. As I walked around, I could recognize some of the pictures in the book."
At his family reunion, Jesse Bear visits with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins galore. Readers will love being introduced to this lively extended family, and they will celebrate with Jesse bear when he is finally old enough to do something very special.
"Carlstrom’s breezy, bouncy rhymes describe all of the tastes, smells, and sights of an active and loving family get-together." —School Library Journal
"Rhyming couplets keep the story moving along quickly from one happy scene to the next..." —Booklist