In a big tree house down a sunny dirt road deep in the heart of Bear Country, it was Brother’s birthday. The Bear family—Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister—were sitting around the kitchen table enjoying some of Mama’s famous homemade birthday cake. Papa reached for his third piece.
“Papa, you’ve had enough,” scolded Mama.
“There’s no such thing as too much birthday cake!” Papa exclaimed.
He winked at Brother, the birthday boy, and shoved a third piece into his mouth.
Nighttime came and Brother’s special day left as quickly as it had arrived. It was time for bed. Teeth were brushed, stories read, cubs tucked [...]