Submitted by Connie Herbon, Iowa

Idea posted September 4, 2002

"The Singing Snowbear" was written and illustrated by Carol Grigg, Houghton Mifflin, 1999. The watercolor illustrations are fantastic!

Summary: "In searching for the source of the special music he hears, Snowbear meets and befriends the whale Uugah Beluga, who teaches him to sing." Beyond the glorious artwork, the story is sweet, and there are connections to the Arctic, whales, family, friendship, etc. I know some are always on the lookout for non-Christmas winter activities, so I thought you might want to check this out.