I've Seen Santa!

David Bedford, Author, Tim Warnes, Illustrator , illus. by Tim Warnes. Tiger Tales $15.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58925-058-1

Curious about Santa's impending visit, Little Bear stays awake on Christmas Eve, determined to catch St. Nick in action. The cub finds plenty of activity as Mommy Bear and Big Bear taste Santa's pies and milk, and hide presents for each other. But the whole family is happily in slumberland when readers see the big moment—and big red-suited visitor—finally arrive. Warnes's (Can't You Sleep Dotty? ) cuddly bear family should prove likable curl-up-with-a-book pals for the holiday season. Adults may welcome this gentle explanation of Santa's parental "helpers." Ages 3-7. (Sept.)