A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Shawn Harris

Published by Candlewick (Released October 13)

A Polar Bear in the Snow: Barnett, Mac, Harris, Shawn: 9781536203967: Amazon.com:  Books
A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris |, Hardcover | Barnes  & Noble®

Summary:  A polar bear is sleeping in the snow…which is shown as a blank white page.  He wakes up, and his nose appears, then his eyes, and finally the whole bear is visible.  Where is he going?  Not to play with (or eat) the seals, not to hunker in a cave, and not to meet a man (there’s a big growl for that one).  It turns out the polar bear is going to the sea, where he dives in, playing among the fish and seaweed, then is silhouetted against the sun.  When he’s done, he climbs back onto the snow.  Where is he going now?  Who knows?  40 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  This simple tale with its beautiful cut-paper illustrations will appeal to the very young, but has enough slightly snarky humor to engage older readers as well.  

Cons:  I guess we will never know where that polar bear is going.

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