Bear’s First Christmas by Robert Kinerk
A beautiful picture book with breath-taking illustrations. A young bear is awoken from hibernation by exquisite music. He leaves his den to follow the music. Along the way, he meets a number of animals in need. He helps each one and they travel together to the source of the music, which is a home with people inside singing Christmas carols in front of a glowing Christmas tree. The animals return to the forest with that glow of giving and celebration within them. A lovely story about giving and kindness, just right for celebrating the holiday season.