Have you ever wanted to play when no one else did? On the night of the full moon, Bear wants to celebrate, but none of his friends agree. The birds want to sleep. Porcupine doesn't get the point. Moose thinks it just won't work. But their reluctance doesn't stop Bear. Undaunted, he distributes invitations, sweeps the clearing, prepares the food, and rests up for his party, even if it's going to be a party of one. It doesn't take long for his music and song to draw in a hesitant Dad Fox, and by the time the moon appears, all the animals, birds, and insects of the field and forest have joined in singing and dancing under a full moon.Told with Bill Harley's jaunty trademark mix of story and song, and illuminated by Melissa Ferreira's beautifully detailed acrylic paintings, Bear's All Night Party encourages us to stop and celebrate the here-and-now, rather than wait for opportunities that might never arrive. As Bear is fond of saying, you never know what might happen. Bear and friends celebrate the importance of taking responsibility in this party-packed tale.