Jamie Bear liked the sunshine. He
loved to go to the beach and play in the sand. Sometimes he built
sandcastles. Sometimes he gathered seashells. Other times he threw his
beach ball into the air and tried to catch it. The thing he liked to do
the most though was to swim. He loved splashing in the water and floating
about with his rubber ring around his waist. Jamie loved listening to the
seagulls as they flew over the sea, trying to find fish.
Jamieís best friend, Andy Bear,
loved the rain. There was nothing he loved more than putting on his rain
boots and raincoat and running through puddles of water. Sometimes he took
his red umbrella outside and other times he let the rain fall on his furry
head. He loved the way the raindrops smelled so fresh. When he heard the
pitter-patter of rain on the window, he watched as they slid down the
glass and dripped down to the ground below. Andy thought the gray clouds
were pretty and laughed when he heard the thunder boom and saw the
"I donít like the sun," Andy
frowned. "Itís too hot and it makes me thirsty."
"I donít like the rain," Jamie
scowled. "My fur turns soggy and it makes me shiver."
Even though they were both so
different, there was one thing neither of them liked, and that was snow.
When the flakes started to fall from the sky, Andy and Jamie went into
their cave and slept. They were happy they had lots of shaggy fur to keep