Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear has a great imagination. While fishing, he pretends to be Father Bear, and even catches an octopus! When Father Bear comes home from fishing on a big boat in the ocean, Little Bear thinks that maybe Father Bear will bring home a mermaid.
The Little Bear series are classics for early readers. Not only do they have fun stories about Little Bear and his friends, they include illustrations by Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are. Father Bear Comes Home is the perfect book for a young one with a head full of ideas.