Albert has woken up from his long winter nap and the first place he wants to go is his favourite tree. He’s happy to be back on his favourite branch and is enjoying the peaceful forest when he’s startled by the most surprising sound. It sounds like Albert’s Tree is crying! But what could possibly be the matter? Albert gets advice from his other forest friends but sometimes a bear knows best.
Jenni Desmond’s beautiful illustrations make this book a glorious thing to behold. Lush forest scenes are inhabited by a host of gorgeous animals including caribou, squirrels and a brilliantly expressive rabbit. Albert is a handsome little bear and the clean white space gives him lots of room to romp around the page, bouncing on the branch or toppling off it. It’s a gentle story with friendship at its heart that makes beautiful bedtime reading for little cubs.