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Summary: This book introduces readers to polar bears and how they live. It also features unique transparent pages which highlight changes in the animals lives. This is part of a board book series called My Discoveries.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 7; read yourself: 8 and Up
Interest Level: 3 to 6
Reading Level: 2
Age of Child: My friend used this book with her first-grade students.
Young Reader Reaction: The kids loved this book.
Adult Reader Reaction: The text was easy to follow, the content was good, and the illustrations were detailed and thorough. The transparent pages are a nice addition.
Pros: Aside from a unique format, readers will love exploring this book. The illustrations are excellent and the content is good.
Borrow or Buy: Buy ... especially if you are a parent home schooling or teacher.
Educational Themes: This is a great choice for young readers who love animals. It offers them content that digs deeper than your typical picture book story with factual information about their habitat, family life, and even global warming.
Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.
Literary Categories: Fiction - animals, nature, series
Date(s) Reviewed: May 2014
Other Reviews: No Critics' Reviews found. See Reader Feedback at amazon.com.