Huge, magnificent, and solitary, a polar bear moves through the frozen Arctic. Powerful hunter, tireless swimmer, tender mother, gentle playmate -- she is superbly adapted for surviving, even thriving, in this harsh and icy climate. Read more...
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Huge, magnificent, and solitary, a polar bear moves through the frozen Arctic. Powerful hunter, tireless swimmer, tender mother, gentle playmate -- she is superbly adapted for surviving, even thriving, in this harsh and icy climate. Written in poetic language interspersed with fascinating facts, Nicola Davies' breathtaking tale of this massive, stark white animal is brought to life in striking paintings by Gary Blythe. Just as the Inuit people have watched and learned from this amazing creature for generations, readers are invited to witness the majesty of Ice Bear.
No creature is better prepared for the cold than the polar bear. Did you know, for instance, that polar bears stay warm in temperatures of 40 degrees below zero? That's just one of the astonishing facts in Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Gary Blythe. Written in vivid, poetic language interspersed with fascinating facts about these amazing creatures, Ice Bear is a wonderful introduction to polar bears and their habitat. Blythe's evocative oil and pencil illustrations show the bears both as fierce seal hunters and devoted mothers. "Mother Polar Bear, in her winter snow den, tends her newborn cubs. She lifts their tiny bodies in her great paws and suckles them." The book includes a short author's note with information about how global warming may affect polar bears, as well as an index.
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