Born at the beginning of the Arctic winter, a male and female polar bear stay in the den for a number of months before they are ready to venture out. But soon they must follow their hungry mother out
Born at the beginning of the Arctic winter, a male and female polar bear stay in the den for a number of months before they are ready to venture out. But soon they must follow their hungry mother out on the dangerous journey to the sea ice, where she will hunt for food. It will be several years before the little ones will be good enough hunters to fend for themselves in the Arctic wilderness.
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"Although the text in this book is clearly aimed at age 5-7 readers, the spectacular photographs and rich descriptive language will be enjoyed by all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed the photographs of the polar bear cubs riding on their mother's back and tumbling over her prostrate body, and could almost see and hear the guffawing walruses as the noisy mischievous polar bear cubs spoiled their mother's 'silent' hunting of the walrus colony. A visual and textual delight that every child should have the pleasure of viewing, reading, and/or being read to.
— CM Magazine
"Insightful text and crisp nature photography. . . From cover to cover, the presentation is gentle; a photo shows the mother dragging a dead seal from the water and across the ice, but no blood is apparent. This book will charm children and fulfill lower elementary curriculum needs."
— School Library Journal
"The simply written, informative text is beautifully illustrated by photos that are notable for their clarity and for their single source: wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch."
"The photos are up close and incredible."
— Today's Parent
"In Baby Polar Bear, basic facts and the life cycle of the polar bear are beautifully depicted in simple text and fabulous colour photographs. . . This is a timely addition to the collections of classrooms and school libraries."
— Canadian Teacher Magazine
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Aubrey Lang and Dr. Wayne Lynch
are a husband and wife writer/photographer team. Aubrey has spent the last eighteen years as a freelance writer and photographer. Wayne has been a fulltime science writer and wildlife photographer for twenty-eight years. His images have been published in more than forty countries.
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Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009
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