One morning when Bear wakes up, Clara is missing. He searches the house for her. He calls and calls her name, but no one answers. So Bear sets out to find her. He is helped by an abandoned bunny and an independent stray cat who tries to convince Bear of the joys of being on his own. Bear knows better. Clara loves him and he loves Clara, and without her he is a very lonesome bear. Beginning readers will relate to Bear, whether they were introduced to him in Bear at the Beach and Used-Up Bear, or are meeting this engaging hero for the first time.