A somnolent bear drifts into an enchanted forest. Pursued by bees he breaks through a door into a faerie world only to be swooped upon by a giant bluebird and dropped in her nest high up in a tree. Attempting another escape, he falls from a branch only to be rescued by a small, plump Puckish fairy. The two board the bird and are taken off to a fairy castle within a tree where further adventures await.
Apparently Rogers’ inspiration for this, his second comic strip style wordless picture book, is the faerie word of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and bear apart, his cast of characters do all sport wings protruding through Tudor costumes. As the story is entirely without words, every reading of the highly detailed sequences will be different. And, those with the knowledge and the mind to can search for parallels both with the Shakespearian tale and Bear’s previous adventure.