Lupus Films and Walker Books
1 x 30’
When five siblings set off on an unlikely adventure in search of a bear they come up against a host of unexpected obstacles. Rising to the challenge, the children venture through long wavy grass, thick oozy mud, a big dark forest and a swirling whirling snowstorm. While exploring a narrow gloomy cave, middle sister Rosie and her faithful dog Rufus take a different path from the rest of the children and come face to face with a bear. Initially scared, Rosie soon realises the bear is simply cold and lonely and in need of a friend. Just as Rosie and the bear begin to develop a bond the other children find her and, not realising the bear is friendly, drag her away, charging back through the countryside with the bear in hot pursuit. Back in the safety of their own home, the children tell their disbelieving parents and grandma all about their adventures. Later that evening a family party begins but Rosie can’t stop thinking about the poor old bear, who has returned all alone to his gloomy cave.