Mama Bear by Chyng Feng Sun, illustrated by Lolly Robinson [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
Mei-Mei sees what she thinks will be the perfect Christmas present for herself and her mother – a giant stuffed bear. She saves money for the expensive gift, even having a cookie sale. The bear proves too expensive, but in the end, Mei-Mei realizes that she had something even more special all along.