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Ice Bear In the Steps of the Polar BearS 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. Beautiful and informative

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Follow the path of the awe inspiring polar bear as it strives to survive in an age old Arctic habitat threatened by global warmingHuge magnificent and solitary a polar bear moves through the frozen Arctic Powerful hunter tireles. This is a beautifully illustrated and wonderful book all about the polar bear A little wider and shorter than A4 in size this picture book is filled with glossy and thick pages of some very stunning and beautiful illustrations and text ‘Ice Bear’ is a non fiction book which gives kids an introduction to life for the polar bearThe ‘story’ of the polar bear is told by an unknown Inuit narrator who begins by telling us the Inuit name for the polar bear before explaining all about this creature and how it lives The book explains different features of the polar bear such as fascinating facts about its fur coat and the fur itself which I didn’t know It then goes on to tell us little facts like the size of the polar bear how far and fast in can run swim and hunt before showing us a bit about how the mothers take care of their young All of the facts told though are explained in a very simple and easy way to understand with minimal text and are all very interestingAlthough the book is fascinating to just read it’s really the pictures that make you want to look at it Every double page is filled with a picture or two and they all look like beautiful canvas paintings I love good artwork but these illustrations almost feel magical and even though most images are various shades of white the pictures are all so beautiful and realistic that I would buy this book for the pictures aloneThe last page of this book has a notes to teachers and parents sections This is because the book supports Key Stage 1 2 of both Science and English so is a great book to have both at home and in the classroom What I love than anything is how simple the book is and at the same time how engaging There’s something that just makes me want to look at this book again and again and I can’t help but feel its the beautiful pictures But at the same time as those pictures are the interesting facts about the bear and it makes learning and becoming interested in this creature much easier I would have loved this book as a child and think it’s the ideal gift for any kids interested in animals or for those who want to raise awareness of these beautiful creatures Thanks to Walker Books for a free copy

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SUMMARY Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear 107 Ä Follow the path of the awe inspiring polar bear as it strives to survive in an age old Arctic habitat threatened by global warmingHuge magnificent and solitary a polar bear moves through the frozen Arctic Powerful hunter tireless swimmer tender mother gentle playmate — she is superbMassive 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 Be. Beautiful intense atmospheric picture book If this were a nonfiction catalogued book published today I doubt it would be framed first person from the Inuit people