Bear wakes up after his long winter's sleep and joins his friend, Butterfly, on a journey. They walk through the forest, climb a steep mountain and cross a great river. At all points, Butterfly has wisdom to offer about overcoming hardship, facing ones' fears, or being in the moment. Bear is impatient, but he listens and mulls over Butterfly's insights. As they walk, the seasons change; from spring to summer and then to autumn. As the first snow begins to fall, Bear and Butterfly find themselves outside a cave. Bear curls up, his eyes heavy. This is a tale about friendship and about circles and cycles of life and being. It is a calming bedtime story that introduces Buddhist philosophies and values to young readers.