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Friends don’t let friends sleep through Christmas. In Bear Stays Up, Bear’s friends make it their mission to keep their hibernating friend awake just long enough to celebrate. A sleepy, droopy-eyed Bear hangs in there through one job after another as the friends search for a tree, decorate it, hang up the stockings, and tackle numerous other Christmas preparations. Just as his friends are drifting off to sleep, Bear gets a burst of energy. He cooks. He crafts. He wraps. So much so that he misses a certain red-suited visitor. Find out if he makes it to Christmas morning in Bear Stays Up by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.