Bear is not in the mood to play. She wants a nap. Bug wants to play and will not take no for an answer. He follows Bear, trying to get her to join in all sorts of different games until finally she tells him to jump in the lake. Alone at last Bear cannot sleep for worrying that she was unkind to Bug. She anxiously searches for him until she finds him in the lake. Back on dry land they take a nap together.
Children struggle at times to negotiate the ups and downs of friendship. This book reassures young children that though their friends may not always be in the mood to play with them, their friendship still endures.