Brownie is ready for a long winter's nap. "Just don't wake me up," she warns. But her friends miss her so much that they can't bear to obey her orders--and they turn Bronwie's "do not disturb" into a comic commotion, complete with a stunningly beautiful nighttime surprise.
“The acrylic paintings are inviting and the spread of the decorated tree is glorious. The ending of this tale of friendship is most satisfying. This book is a natural for a winter celebration that is not attached to Christmas.” —School Library Journal
“A hip design with lots of white space and appealing illustrations using a palette of cool hues complement the snappy dialogue and clever humor . . . Each animal has its own distinct look and personality: the grumpy groundhog, the dependent, determined fox, and the cheery, polite rabbit attuned to the feelings of others. Quirky, quiet, clever. Watch for more seasonal adventures from this tantalizing trio.” —Kirkus Reviews
“It's hard to find a winter-setting picture book with bright lights and trimmings, packages, and a feast that doesn't mention Christmas, but Blackaby has done just that . . . Segauia's acrylic paint-and-ink illustrations emphasize blue tones, suggesting a nip in the air, and the use of red and orange add warmth. The fox's chaotic antics also heat up the pages . . . this is a good choice for a winter storytime without any religious or cultural connotations.” —Booklist