Published by Tiger Tales
Summary: Bear’s simple Christmas Eve is interrupted by a frog bearing a brochure for the Christmas Extravaganza Hotel. He’s sure he’s at the right place, but Bear informs him that his map’s upside down, and the hotel is on the other side of the world. Bear takes pity on Frog, and tries to create a Christmas like the one pictured in the brochure. They bake cookies, visit a tree decorated with snow and birds, and have a snowball fight and picnic in the woods. When it starts to get dark, Frog is ready for some flashing lights, but all Bear has is some candles. Frog is disappointed, but then Bear gets an idea. He leads Frog outside for the most spectacular light show imaginable: the aurora borealis. Heading back inside, they hear jingle bells heading for the rooftop, and dive into bed. The next morning there’s a new sled under the tree, and the two friends head outside for more adventures. 24 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A cute and cozy Christmas story that emphasizes the joys of simplicity for the holidays.
Cons: Frog seems scantily clad for an amphibian traveling in the far