When Papa couldn't find a carving set to buy at the local hardware store, the clerk suggests that Papa should try looking for it at the one at the new mall. The Big Bear Mall is so huge, Mama goes over some rules with Papa and the cubs on how not to get separated. Papa doesn't pay attention to Mama and he loses his way while trying to find the hardware store. When Mama and the cubs finally find Papa, he finds the hardware store. All Papa had to do is get lost to find it. Papa promises not to get lost in such big places after that.