The follow-up to If You Go Down to the Woods Today, a Grand Old Oak and the Birthday Ball is a charming picture book that invites readers to join Bear and his friends through the seasons as they prepare a party filled with love, homemade delights, and woodland magic. Welcome friends and settle in: there's lots to do and see as I tell you the story of our oldest, wisest tree . . . Old Oak is Bear's favorite tree in the woodland. With its gnarled trunk, giant branches, and glossy leaves, Oak supports hundreds of Bear's friends, big and small. So when Bear learns that Oak is turning 500 years old, he decides to plan an extra-special birthday celebration. With original poems by acclaimed writer Rachel Piercey and fun color art by Freya Hartas, this delightful tale features more than 100 hidden objects to spot and makes a great birthday present for children to immerse themselves in and explore.