Lemniscaat USA, Hardcover, 9781886910898, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2003
This is a witty, charmingly illustrated story about a friendship between two bears and a birthday party they'd rather avoid. Gus and Boris are best friends. One day Gus confides that he feels gloomy because his birthday is coming and he's not looking forward to the party his family is planning for him. "My family always throws the worst parties," Gus explains. Boris suggests that they skip the party and go fishing instead, and that is what they do. Surprisingly, everyone is happy: the family celebrates Gus's birthday, barely noticing his absence, and Gus and Boris have a lovely day fishing on the river.