In this simple, unprepossessing picture book, a bird friend's tales of fields and flowers entice polar bear Snowy to go South. And the same bird wisely intervenes when Snowy meets brown bear Woody and the two begin to fight. ""Be friends instead and help each other,"" shrieks Kitty from the skies, and thereafter Woody covers Snowy's conspicuous white hide whenever a helicopter or airplane goes by. Snowy gets a chance to return the favor come winter, but by then each bear is feeling an inward pull to his accustomed winter headquarters--Woody to his cave and Snowy to his Arctic ice pack. Unmodulated and altogether unexceptional, but the story holds up because it is neither arbitrarily concocted nor underlined with meaning.