The Bear knew that when geese fly south, and leaves begin to fall from trees, it was a sign that winter was coming and soon the forest would be covered in snow. It was time to hibernate. However, when he wakes up a few months later, the Bear will not have the forest waiting for him, but a huge factory that was built there during in his sleep. Where was the forest? Where was the grass? Where were the trees? Where were the flowers? What place was that? The Bear feels lost in this strange place, but he’ll feel more lost when everyone at the factory tells him that it is not a bear, but a silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat. Will the Bear be able to convince them otherwise? Published in 1946, this hilarious text by Frank Tashlin contains all the hallmarks of a timeless masterpiece. An indispensable book for bears and humans of all ages.