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Dear Polar Bear

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Poalr Bear is sad and all alone, but when he writes to his friends he can hardly believe the surprises he receives in return. With real letters and parcels delivered by Postman Penguin, Polar Bear's igloo becomes a very busy place. Then one day, Polar Bear receives the best present of all - can you guess what it might be?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Scholastic
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Margaret Welwood
Who hasn’t been cold, hungry and lonely? And who doesn’t like to get a package in the mail?

Polar Bear’s igloo—and his life—seem cold, dark and dreary. He seeks help from his bear friends the world over—Australia, Malaysia, China, Alaska, and Peru—and each friend responds with a special gift from their habitat. Whether climbing a gum tree, swooping on a vine swing or rafting down a swift Alaskan river, the intrepid Penguin Postman provides wordless commentary on each bear’s living space.

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Kiana Sims
This book is basically about a polar bear and his friends. Kids will like this book because of the friendship aspects and all the things that the polar bear's friends go through to get him his letter and make him feel special.
Angie
Actually read this one a while back but just pulled it out again for storytime last week.


A MUST READ if you are doing a lesson on letter writing. Which we weren't and the kids still enjoyed it so much.
Kim Schneider
Polar Bear has friends all over the world who send him things to make his igloo brighter and cozier during winter. Fun for kids with the interactive pop-ups and pull out friendly letters.
Jenny
Jul 08, 2008 Jenny marked it as kids
This book is sweet. The letters between Polar Bear and his friends are bittersweet and lovely, truly capturing the hardships and beauty of long-distance friendships.
Colette
I agree that it would be great for a unit on writing letters for the younger kids, along with a great introduction to continents, or bears.
Vanessa
This was a great book. My students loved this book. I used it in a lesson to teach my students how to write friendly letters.
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Barry Ablett is a UK-based illustrator who enjoys creating traditional and digital artwork and has 15 years experience working in all areas of illustration, including editorial, publishing, packaging and advertising.

He loves reading books and illustrating stories and his images have appeared in over thirty titles in the UK and around the world. His published books include illustrated adaptations
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