This book focuses on one of Burgess' many classic forest creatures of the Green Forest and Green Meadow areas: Buster Bear. Buster Bear is new to the area and due to his size and gruff voice, many fear him. However, he soon proves himself to be a kindhearted friendly bear that wants to be friends with his new neighbors. His neighbors are shocked however to find out that the token human in the series, Farmer Brown's Boy, is afraid of Buster; surprising everybody since it was widely thought that Farmer Brown's Boy feared nothing. As it turns out, not only is Farmer Brown's Boy afraid of Buster, but Buster is afraid of him!