Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels his bed rumble when Dad Bear wakes him up in the morning. He feels the floor shake when his teacher stomps to get his attention. But something else is missing, like when his friends tell jokes that he isn't sure he understands, or when all around him Little Bear hears the question. Then, one day, Dad Bear takes him to see an audiologist and Little Bear learns that he has been experiencing deafness and will start wearing hearing aids. Soon he figures out what that puzzling refrain is: Can you hear me? Little Bear's new world is LOUD and will take some getting used to, but with the love and support of Dad Bear, he will find his way.
Written by Raymond Antrobus. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar.