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Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear (Read, Listen and Wonder)

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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 warming.

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 p
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by Candlewick Press
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Stef Rozitis
Suitable mainly for 4-8 year olds this book nicely balances itself between fiction and non-fiction being a factual account of the life of an ice bear (polar bear or nanuk) written in a narrative style. The pictures are detailed and sensitive bringing us into the world of the bear and un-othering another species. When I read to children I find the insertion of facts into the text unhelpful and interruptive, but if i skip them it reads well and I guess older, more independent readers might gain so ...more
Jesse McMorris
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear is written by Nicoloa Davies and is illustrated by Gary Blythe. The illustrations help the book so much because of all the pastel colors that they end up using. The book has a ton of different colors in it like the sunset and the ocean are varied with colors of blue and orange. This is more of an informational book than anything because it is not giving you too much information is gives you enough information that is good. I would actually use this book i ...more
Jessica Minnoia
Mar 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a non-fiction picture book about the lives of polar bears. The illustrations are beautiful and it contains a ton of information on polar bears. Each page contains part of the "story" and also includes facts about polar bears. At the end is a page breifly describing how polar bears are endagered and simple tips on what we can do to help.
This book could be used as a read-aloud for a K-4 class, but the activities/discussions would vary greatly depending on the age range. For the youn
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
A wonderful book that tells just enough details about the polar bear to teach children something new yet not so dense with info that it loses that picture-book feel. Beautiful illustrations complement this text.
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great nonfiction book that reads like a picture book. There are smaller font sentences on the page that give more detailed facts about the polar bears for a more in depth read.

Good for preschool storytimes.
Yara Luz
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a good choice to learn about Polar Bears and we could help stop animals extinction and stop the global warming. I recommend this book because it have at the end of the book a page talking about what are the main things that we can do to stop global warming and animals extinction.
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Factual picture book about polar bears.
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, 2017
Another excellent non-fiction book which describes the hard life of a polar bear. Great information and marvelous illustrations.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really well-written and interesting!
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great non-fiction picture book about polar bears. We read it to complement our history lesson about the Northern Native Americans in North America.
Carrie Gelson
Love this series and Nicola Davies is such an amazing author of the information story book. My students were spellbound listening to this story and it inspired many questions.
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This one was really good. Lyrical, beautiful and enchanting for young readers
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