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Polar Bear, Polar Bear-bookcover

By: Joan Keir Burnett

Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Pages: 26 Ratings: 5.0
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Imagine living in such a cold, desolate but beautiful place as the Arctic.

Polar Bear shivers and quivers from the cold wind that blows and snowflakes that melt as they touch his warm nose….

What strange creatures Polar Bear sees around him - whales that dive deep into the ocean, penguins that waddle and slip and slide on the ice but can swim like a graceful ballerina under water, brightly coloured puffins who can fly and swim under water, the narwhal with its long pointed tusk………

There is a lot to learn for a polar bear cub and he needs to listen to mother and do what she says so that he stays happy and safe for the rest of his days.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear is a picture book for young children written in rhyme to encourage their imagination. It is an early introduction to this amazing animal and his environment under threat through climate change.

Encourage your child or class group to join in and read along with you. Follow the text with your finger so that early readers make a connection between the spoken and written word. Learn the rhythm and rhyme, act out the text and become a polar bear, the icy cold wind or the whales as they dive, waddle like a penguin or swoop like an Arctic tern…

Born in Arbroath, Scotland, Joan spent her early childhood in Cambridgeshire. She began her working life as a secretary but ultimately fulfilled her ambition to become a primary school teacher. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years and took her from Bedford to West Sussex where she taught in four schools ultimately becoming a head teacher of a rural primary school. Joan experienced many changes during this time from no national curriculum and limited resources to Ofsted inspections, interactive whiteboards and a wonderful selection of fiction and non-fiction books. One thing which always remained constant was Joan's love of literature. Story time was always an important part of the day and an inspiration for cross-curriculum work inspiring drama and creative experiences. Joan now lives in a village in the South Downs of West Sussex and enjoys gardening, keeping bees, painting and writing.

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  • Julia Wilson

    Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Joan Keir Burnett is a beautiful book for toddlers.
    The story explores the senses – see, hear, feel, touch – as we learn what is surrounding baby polar bear.
    There is also a climate message as we see the ice caps melting. All the pages provide starting points for discussions with our children, no matter how young they are.
    Written in rhyme this book has a wonderful bouncy feel to it. This sing-song pattern enables our children to anticipate what is coming next and to join in, after a few reads through. Repetition also aids the ability for our children to join in as we read the book together.
    All the book is beautifully illustrated with big, bold pictures. Each page can be a talking point – what can you see? How do you feel? I particularly loved the polar bear picture with the snowflakes melting on his nose.
    Polar Bear, Polar Bear is a perfect addition to any child’s personal collection. It is one to savor and to keep to pass down the generations.
    I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

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