Product Description When Robbie Raccoon awakens to find that Old Father Oak, his favorite tree, is losing its leaves, he worries that his dear friend may be ill, but when he and his friends find out that Old Father Oak is simply adapting to the change of seasons, Robbie's mind is put at ease as he patiently awaits the new bloom in spring. From Booklist Robbie Raccoon loves his home in Old Father Oak, where he plays all summer long with his squirrel and blackbird friends. In the fall, Robbie wonders if Father Oak is sad to lose all of his leaves. Is the tree crying? Robbie's mother reassures him that the tree is just signaling the approach of winter?the "cold, dark, sleepy time, when all the leaves and flowers hide and sleep." As Robbie and his mom eat and eat and prepare for their winter nap, they plant five of Father Oak's acorns snugly in the ground. When they wake up in the spring, the five baby oaks have begun to grow. The mixed-media images are not always clear, especially in the geometric shapes that make up the small raccoon, but the fall colors are rich and warm. This offers a fun way to tell the hibernation story and to show the natural connections in the woods, through the seasons. Rochman, Hazel About the Author Julia Hubery has written a number of picture books, including The Naughtiest Piglet. She lives in England. Mei Matsuoka is an illustrator living and working in England. This is her first picture book.