Ice Bears

Ice Bears

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On a freezing day in the arctic, two polar bear cubs venture outside with their mother. She teaches them how to use their claws so they don't slip in their frozen world. Then she leads them across the sea ice, the only place to hunt for seals, their primary food. The bears need lots of fat to survive through the summer when the ice is gone and food is scarce.

Best-selling author Brenda Guiberson gives young readers a fascinating glimpse into the world of the polar bear. Breathtaking illustrations by Ilya Spirin bring the rich details of the arctic to life.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805076073
Call Number: 599.786 GUIBERSON
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged)
Subjects: Parental behavior in animals -- Arctic regions -- Juvenile literature.
Polar bear -- Arctic regions -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Spirin, Ilya 1976-- Illustrator


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Feb 24, 2018

Beautiful illustrations and a precious story help early elementary children relate to polar bear facts. Follows a mother polar bear from fall hibernation to birth and care of two cubs all the way to a second fall hibernation. This really resonated with my 8 year old. The bears encounter a tremendous amount of other wildlife, a little unrealistic maybe, but the approach does help to show how the arctic ecosystem works.


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