A charming new Christmas story from acclaimed author Pippa Goodhart and artist Ema Malyauka – for ages 5 and over.
Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and Old Bear is excited to spend it with her friends! If only these spindly spiders would stay out of the way! The tree is decorated perfectly for the party, but whilst Old Bear sleeps, the spiders come out to play, decorating the tree with their wondrous webs! Will Old Bear and friends see the beauty in the spiders’ hard work?
Old Bear is nostalgic for the Christmasses of her childhood, when everything felt magical – maybe she can recreate that feeling with her friends this year by throwing a party! Shooing away the pesky spiders, Old Bear decorates her house from top to toe, with a glorious Christmas tree, delicately iced cookies and colourful paper chains. While she sleeps soundly that night, the spiders, sad that they haven’t been invited, decide to peek at the jolly decorations and weave their winding wondrous webs. Morning dawns and Bear is distraught – what will her friends think?! But when the spiders beautiful work is revealed in the sunlight to the party guests, it evokes the magical Christmas feeling Bear was craving all along.