It's Christmas, and the little Mouse is looking forward to opening the presents around the tree. But what about the big, hungry Bear who lives at the top of the hill? The little Mouse's brave and generous spirit reminds us that Christmas is for everyone, not just ourselves. The little Mouse and the big, hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Published in 1984, The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear has been a perennial bestseller for over twenty years in countries and languages too numerous to mention.