There may come a time in a child’s life when a parent has to leave the family for a while. The absence may be due to work demands or long distance travel. It may be over a short or long period of time. For some children the absence of a parent can be very difficult to understand and adjust to. This is a story about a little bear whose father has to leave during drought to go in search of food. Father bear is gone for a long time. Grizz is confused and saddened by this separation.